Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Error on Canadian Christmas Stamp

Canada's Telegraph Journal reports, "It would be a rare collector who wouldn't be thrilled to discover a stamp with an error."

David Williams, a stamp collector in Saint John, writes in his monthly column, "A stamp that bears a major mistake in its design or production becomes a unique and much-sought-after variety. It also can be worth a great deal of money...So you can imagine that my heart skipped a beat when I thought I'd found one of these gems."

What David found was a printing error on a copy of the 60-cent Christmas stamp that was issued nine years ago (Scott No. 1923). As shown above, the stamp has the "Christmas-Noel" inscription at top left  missing and the word "Canada" and the denomination "60" at bottom right are partially gone.

Initially, it was thought that somehow the inscription and words were erased. However, after two other identical copies were found, the stamp became a true printing error.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM