Wilding 588a 1d Graphite One Line Error July 1961


Wilding 588a 1d Graphite One Line Error July 1961

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Wilding 588a 1d Graphite One Line Error July 1961

Issued July 1961.

The 1p stamp was from the design by Enid Marx.

The graphite-lined stamps were first issued in 1957 and used in conjunction with automatic sorting machinery first introduced, experimentally, in Southampton. They were printed in black on the reverse of the stamp underneath the gum.

This error was from an issue during July 1961. By then the use of graphite-lined stamps was coming to an end and residual stocks of the paper were being used. As the register of the lines in relation to the stamps was not critical, misplacements occurred. This example, number 588a, refers to stamps with one line only at the left (from the back) clear of the perforations.

Concise (2017) catalogue number 588a.

Unmounted mint and in pristine condition.

Wilding 588a 1d Graphite One Line Error July 1961


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Wilding 588a 1d Graphite One Line Error July 1961