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 Post subject: The 9d multiple crown Wilding stamp kept in the shade.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:51 am 

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In the early part of the reign of king George V with the Royal Cypher lower value definitives 1912-1922, it would appear that many different shades were printed and a colour chart is required in order to differentiate between them.

With most modern day printings there is a greater conformity of inks used and the use of a colour chart is no longer required with only an odd few stamps being listed such as the Wilding 6d Edward crown listed as being two different shades and the 1/3d Wales on whiter paper with three additional variations being given.

Whilst sorting through some used multiple crown wildings (plain), I came across these 9d values, each of which appear to be of a different shade and on looking through the SG specialised catalogue could only find one specific shade/colour being given that of Bronze-green, could it be that the same applies as with the 1/3d regional on these 9d values ?
(206.26 KiB)

The darker shade (A) is on a whiter translucent paper with the lighter shade (B) being on a more opaque type paper as can be seen in the scan below :-
(165.44 KiB)

Perhaps this difference needs to be listed the same as the 1/3d regional ones as there is certainly a difference between the two.

Not withstanding, there will be a few doubting Thomas's stating the difference is possibly due to soaking off or fading by the sun, here are similar examples but of the phosphor variety unmounted mint :-
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Any comments would be appreciated, thank you, WM.

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