History of Printings



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London Print:

The paper is fine, smooth and rather thin.  The mesh can be either horizontal or vertical.  Perforations can vary from 12 to 16 (but are mainly in the 14 to 15 range) and are always very clean cut and neat.  The impressions are always very sharp with the finer points clearly defined.  There is no water mark used on the London Print.  The shade is almost a salmon tinge not seen on other issues.  A small dot appears immediately above the top left hand corner of the value tablet on all the London prints.




                                The perfs for the London Plate varied from 12 - 16.  On some printings these perfs can be mixed
                     The London print can be readily identified from the clean cut perfs unlike the other printings which give rise to
                                    rather ragged edges except for the later comb perferation of the Royle print in 1906.

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Re-entries:                                 Three plates were used to print locally.  Numerous re-entries are known for each of the plates.
                 A comprehensive listing of these re-entries can be found in the Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps by Campbell Paterson Ltd.

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                                                           First day of Issue and other London Covers

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