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GB Stamps, Errors & Flaws

Great Britain Stamps & Errors 

GB Commemoratives: Errors, Flaws & Varieties

Commemorative stamps came in Sheets , Miniature Sheets, Prestige and Greetings Booklets. These too had many errors & flaws.

The colour shifts occur during printing process of the stamps. These errors and flaws vary a lot. 
The ones shown here have made a difference. The colour shift changes the appearance of the original picture.  For Example: 
Yellow flowers have green colour on it, Horses have multiple ears and Reins. On other stamps you see: Split Twigs, Lipstick out of place, Collar shift etc. All these shifts and variations are explained with pictures in our online shop.

Commemoratives Xmas 1980


Below are the errors & flaws which will give you extra information. Some of the Newly Discovered (ND) Flaws in Booklet stamps are shown Below:

ND - MS1099_xe9 
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lady near the p_o counter has large pinkish white patch on her dress

ND - X1079 557 xe
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Flowers Yellow shift downwards bottom left

ND - X1087 565 xe
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Horses Colour Shift

According to Modern British
Philatelic Circle (MBPC), there are 4 types of flaws on stamps:
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


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