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GB Stamps, Errors & Flaws

Stamp Catalogues used to reference all stamps

For Stamps & Booklets referencing, the catalogues shown below have been used.

Acknowledgements: Philatelic Bodies (U.K)

Our Special thanks to the following Philatelic Bodies for granting us permissions to use their catalogue numbers from their published works.

Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Information

Stamp Collectors are aware that the Errors and Flaws used to be flagged and catalogued by Stanley Gibbons (SG). Many Errors & Flaws have not been flagged by SG.  The last QEII Decimal Definitives Issues catalogue was the 10th Edition Volume 4 Part 1 in Glossy Paper in year 2008. In 2010 the same Catalogue was printed which had normal paper (NOT Glossy Paper). Stamp Prices and printing mistakes remain unchanged,  only the front cover has been redesigned and that too with the original £3 cylinder block picture intact. This can only mean that SG have stopped adding new errors and flaws to its catalogue since 2008 or before.  
Many Commemorative stamps have errors too, but have not been catalogued by SG.  
Hence it is up to US, The Collectors, to document these flaws & errors and share with each other.


Modern British Philatelic Circle
Modern British Philatelic Circle

Stamps have 4 types of flaws on them according to MBPC:
V - Large Visible flaw seen by the naked eye.
B - Small but readily seen
C - Very small which are seen with a magnifying Glass up to 10x
D - Minor flaws and specks

Reference Numbers for Booklets and Panes

Stoneham Catalogue 2017
Stoneham Catalogue 2017

Phosphor Bands varieties e.g. Short bands, Inset Bands.  
Reference Numbers for Booklets and Panes. Perforation Types for panes and margins.

Machin Collectors Club

Phosphor Bands varieties e.g. Short bands, Inset Bands.
Reference Numbers for Booklets and Panes. Perforation Types for panes and margins.

Deegam

Phosphor Bands varieties e.g. Short bands, Inset Bands

Connoisseur
Connoisseur Catalogue

Ribbed Gum & Screened Value

Stanley Gibbons - Catalogue Information

Stanley Gibbons - Catalogue

Phosphor Bands varieties e.g. Short bands, Inset Bands.
Reference Numbers for Booklets and Panes. Perforation Types for panes and margins.

Stamp Collectors are aware that the Errors and Flaws used to be flagged and catalogued by Stanley Gibbons (SG) since the first decimal stamps ere issued in 1971.  Many Errors & Flaws have not been flagged by SG. The last QEII Decimal Definitives Issues catalogue was the 10th Edition Volume 4 Part 1 in Glossy Paper in year 2008. In 2010 the same Catalogue was printed which had normal paper (NOT Glossy Paper). Stamp Prices and printing mistakes remain unchanged, only the front cover has been redesigned and that too with the original £3 cylinder block picture intact. This can only mean that SG have stopped adding new errors and flaws to its catalogue since 2008 or before.
Many Commemorative stamps have errors too, but have not been catalogued by SG.
Hence it is up to us, the Collectors, to document these flaws & errors and share with each other.


Stamp Varieties and Flaws Contributions are from:  
Deegam
Modern British Philatelic Circle (MBPC)
Machine Collectors Club (MCC)
Stanley Gibbons (SG)
and Stoneham (STN)

Connoisseur Catalogue
Ribbed Gum & Screened Values

Deegam Catalogue
Phosphor Bands varieties e.g. Short bands, Inset Bands

MBPC, MCC, SG, Deegam & Stoneham Catalogues 
Reference Numbers for Booklets and Panes

MBPC, MCC, Deegam, Stanley Gibbons & Stoneham Catalogues
Perforation Types for panes and margins


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