History of Printings



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Waterlow Perf 11 Print:

This paper is thick and quite soft.. The mesh however is very clear and is always vertical.  The impressions are generally clear but not as sharp as the London print.  Shades are quite variable but are generally quite rich in colour.  The Waterlow paper is always watermarked with the W6 mark (double lined NZ and star).  Watermark can sometimes be quite hard to detect.  Perfs are normally clean cut but quite coarse compared to the London print. This example is Perf 11.




                                                                     The generally recognised shades for this plate are:
                                                                                   Carmine, Deep Carmine

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Perf Variants:


                                                                     This stamp normally comes as perf 11 x 11.  However
                                                                   some variants such as double rows of perf are noted here.

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                                    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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