Errors and Flaws on Stamps have: spots, blotches, scratches, repairs, retouches, patches, badly cut booklet panes, broken numbers & letters, missing colour, colour shifts and overprints on booklet covers.
These are shown with details in our Online Shop.
Many newly discovered Errors & Flaws are from:
Vending & Counter booklets,
Definitives (Machins) & Commemorative sheets,
Non Value Indicator (NVI) booklets and Used stamps.
This collection of errors are from 1973 with QE2 Decimal stamps. After scrutinising thousands of stamps from all sources, these Errors & Flaws were found and documented.
Colour Shifts in stamps can make lipstick to be on nose, cheek or chin, Split twigs, create shadows and much more humorous results.
Many Errors & Flaws are newly discovered and have not been seen until now.
These errors are vintage and rare as well.
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 2018 the same Catalogue had standard paper. Stamp Prices and printing mistakes remain unchanged except 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.
Many Commemorative stamps too have errors but have no catalogue numbers.