Here's one from Zambia. Note the two breaks in the "2" of the overprint on the right stamp. Most likely the result of foreign matter getting on the machine during the printing process and not likely a constant variety.
Here is one for you to look for if you have Canada definitives. This is a common stamp and the variety is constant or at least semi-constant as I have more than one copy and I know of other collectors who have a couple as well. The variety is the large pink blotch in the middle of the Queens forehead. Can't miss it.
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Here is another color shift type variety. Canada 1974 Merritt issue. Stamp on left has Merritts hair touching barn. Stamp on right has hair away from barn. Appears the black portion of the printing moved to the left. All other colors appear to be where they should be. There are varying types of this variety, but this is the most extreme one I have seen.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2018 13:49:21 GMT -5 by stampie78
Here is a nice color shift variety. From Equatorial Guinea so probably printers waste of a manufactured variety on purpose to bilk collectors from their hand earned money. But they are fun to keep when found in "junk" boxes. I'm sure if you had a lot of stamps from this country, you would find all kinds of varieties and printers flaws.
Maybe it is an unlisted 3-D variety. Have you tried looking at the color-shifted stamp through 3-D glasses?
Here is one from PRC1954 Postage Due Scott J14. Note the missing printed portion on the left. It should be the same as on the right. Possibly a piece of paper stuck to the sheet during printing and then later fell away post printing.
Here is one from Italy - Castle series. - long vertical black line from top of castle to margin on top stamp. Thought it might be a pencil mark at first but it's not. Could be plate crack or piece of debris on printing plate. Who knows. It fits in my variety collection.
Here is one that fits into the "nitpicking" category but also goes beyond that. The variety is in the center stamp. White blob in upper left corner and above 8. The other part of this one is the fact that the three coils are unsevered. Knife did not cut completely through the paper. See blurb on page.
Post by BasSWarwick on Mar 18, 2018 22:55:12 GMT -5
This stamp was issued on the 1st of May 1964 to support National Accident Free Day as part of the National Road and Safety Campaign. A notable flaw exists in one stamp on each sheet (row 3, column 2) where an apparent apostrophe is printed between NEW and ZEALAND. My sheet of 6 shown below
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