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 Post subject: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:02 am 
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I recently purchased a bottom (left) strip of 8 MUH which exhibits two cuts in the marginal rule. Does anyone know if there is any way of “plating” this issue as with the Edward VII and George V stamps?


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 Post subject: Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:22 pm 
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Some work has been done on the QV halfpenny, but not as advanced as for the KEVII and KGV issues. The GBPS published a book by Clive Akerman in 1970 entitled The Plating of the Half Penny 1887–1900, focusing on printing flaws; and in 1988 Tony Wiseman published A Guide to 1887 ½d Controls which included three transparent overlays used to identify control positions. Unfortunately both books might be difficult to find.


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 Post subject: Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:17 pm 
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Just noticed a reference in Wiseman's 1988 book to articles concerning marginal rules in GSM April and May 1986.


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 Post subject: Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:06 pm 
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Thanks Mike. Any idea where I might find those issues of GSM? Unfortunately he reference to controls in Wiseman's book would be of no help in this case, as the controls are not on my piece.


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 Post subject: Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:53 am 
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I've put PDFs of the two articles on my website:

http://www.mjpublications.com/print_fil ... 011013.pdf

http://www.mjpublications.com/print_fil ... 012018.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:35 am 
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Thanks again Mike. Unfortunately neither of the articles really help with my query. However, perhaps during the next eleven years I may have another brainwave! (See Postal History posts)


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