Monday 23 September 2019

When an overprint IS an overprint -

- and not a very good one at that!

Previous Royal Mail limited edition miniature sheets sold at Stampex have the appearance of having been special printings from new cylinders, rather than overprints.

The Windsor Castle sheet and the Europhilex sheet certainly appeared to be new printings.

But this autumn's offering looks as if it has been printed on a home computer printer.  The well-known purveyor of overprinted booklets, Boots sheetlets etc, could have done a better job!

This is the publicity photo of the Operation Overlord overprint:

And here is the actual overprinted sheet, with enlargements:


That isn't a black litho cylinder, surely?

1 comment:

  1. It is very easy to smudge the overprint as I have found to my cost!

    John Embrey


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