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Is this another example of dealer embellishment or not?

 
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stampmadmike
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Is this another example of dealer embellishment or not? Reply with quote

I saw this on eBay and wondered if I was missig something? Dealer describes it as experimental phosphor.



It seems to me to be SG X938, phosphorised paper which I didn't think was experimental.

eBay item number 370125586620
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, DG#85.2.1 issued on March 24, 1976 indeed was an experimental coating.
It was, or is, a sheet stamp printed by Harrison by Photogravure.
Doug's notes explain that it was one of several trials carried out during 1974-'77. The normal, or perhaps I should say, the other 8p issues were FCP, Flourescent Coated Paper, while this is listed as PCP, Phosphor Caoted Paper.
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With the postmark I suspect it is correctly descibed.
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As to value, I guess that is in the eye of the beholder or in this case FDC collector. As a single it is not particularly rare but not at the absolute bottom of the comparitive value scale.
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(DG numbers are of course from the Deegam Handbook.)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a number of these old (pre-Benham) FDCs - must look them out - and scan a few into the forum. No idea what condition they are in.

PS ... solved the image upload then Mike? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for the info, I have much to learn.


Yes Dave, upload problems sorted. I wasn't getting the full URL from photobucket.
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