When does 'off-centre' become a misperf stamp variety?

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Re: When does off-centre become a misperf variety?

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hutch wrote: 26 Jul 2012 20:50 Amazing isn't it that so many stamps can be "cut" the same way

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As I was told when I first posted this stamp, it was all to do with people cutting stamps up for the next days work by candle light!

Makes a lovely variation in my collection! :(

(Just wish I had a 'good' one to go with it!)

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Another variant on this theme I heard was: a large buyer of stamps would deliberately cut very small stamps from a column or row - basically creating one or two "extra" stamps and extending their purchasing power! :lol:
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Re: When does 'off-centre' become a misperf stamp variety?

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Hello everybody. This seemed to be a nice case of what Hutch was talking about – someone cutting up stamps in candlelight. On closer inspection, the stamp turned out to be rouletted. In poor light, it would be easy to make the mistake of putting POSTAGE below TWO PENCE. However, in this example it is obviously a misperf, or more correctly a misroulette. Cheers, Tod. :)

South Australia 1863 stamp 2d. Vermilion second roulette: misperf
South Australia 1863 stamp 2d. Vermilion second roulette: misperf
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yes nice example :D
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W5LDY wrote: 25 Mar 2021 10:24 How about this oneImage
W5LDY - can I please use this image in an article I am writing for my blog? I'd like to use it to illustrate perforation errors.

Thanks :)
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Whoops ...

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Re: When does 'off-centre' become a misperf stamp variety?

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A great thread to read!

Seems to me to be a supply and demand matter. Freakishly off-centered stamps are rare and may hint to the prices being asked for them. Though in my thinking so are the people collecting them (IMHO) - but there may be more collectors of errors than I imagine.

My OCD likes neat, clear, and clean stamps.

Any idea what the prevalence is of those who collect errors? :?:
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Does anyone have any misperfs of the GB surface printed issues with the large margins - 3d, 4d, 6d and 1/- for example?

It would be great to see these already large stamps have portions of 2 stamps and some margin in them.
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GB 789 wrote: 13 Jan 2022 08:13 Does anyone have any misperfs of the GB surface printed issues with the large margins - 3d, 4d, 6d and 1/- for example?

It would be great to see these already large stamps have portions of 2 stamps and some margin in them.
What, like this ? ...

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sg110 - Plate 4 - Nine Pence - 1867 - Gross Misperf


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sg110 - Plate 4


Or perhaps an Aussie one ...
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South Australia 2d OS Misperf

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Rog wrote: 13 Jan 2022 06:13
W5LDY wrote: 25 Mar 2021 10:24 How about this oneImage
W5LDY - can I please use this image in an article I am writing for my blog? I'd like to use it to illustrate perforation errors.

Thanks :)
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I will, thank you very much :D
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Seems the OS examples are everywhere ....

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OS - The Australian for "Off Centre" :D


Here's another GB example, that would have been spectacular,
.... if only the postal clerk had not trimmed it back "towards normality" before issue

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2d Blue, plate 4, gross misperf

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Government printer here deliberately placed aside all UGLY centred sheets for perforating or overprinting 'OS' for the 'free Government use'. See examples above and this -

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Re: When does 'off-centre' become a misperf stamp variety?

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I’ve got this decent example of a misperf on cover.
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