Here's the what the stamp looks like not reversed , and its worth alot of cash dates 1850 New south whales scott number 1 ,has 25 known varieties . being reversed it may be worth more or could be a forgerie .I did not see a reversed image in the scott catalogue.
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While it is based on a real stamp design, as has been mentioned by several...
It is most definitely not genuine -- the fake cancel stops at the frame line and doesn't go into the imperforate margin. It's a cinderella, as nigelc mentioned. The source? That would be interesting to learn.
Nice cinderella. I've not seen it before. Thanks for posting it!
When I first saw this, I was reminded of the mimeograph machines of yester-year. The quality is very similar, and I imagine it's not too difficult to do if I understand the process correctly -- simply reverse the stencil when wrapping around the ink roller. And of course, use red ink instead of purple.
For some reason, I have this sudden fear of homework...
What I find interesting is the fake cancel. It is not reversed, but clearly added on in the style of a French semicircle precancel or some of the modern printed-on CTO cancels of the late 1990s early 2000s -- point is, cancel does not extend all the way to the edge of the stamp.
nigelc, nowadays when you google "Zechmayer", all you get is a bunch of pictures of Wolfgang Zechmayer!
Martyn, I think the Zechmayer transfer is a really good lead worth looking more into. He made several dozens. Although I haven't seen the New South Wales one, I've seen some of the others and they definitely share the same characteristics -- reverse image, rough image, 2 color (one for stamp, one for cancel), cancel is fake and doesn't extend to edge, paper color...
I'm still looking around to see if I can find your exact stamp...
Here is an example, not sure if this pic will stay available for viewing as it is not mine...
Ok now I've seen this maybe it is a transfer, although not like any sort of transfer I've ever seen before, seems as if someone cut it closer to the design, now gently prodding the edges it does look like backing paper as in the picture supplied by khj ,
Also apologies to nigelc, it is looking like you are right
Last Edit: Apr 6, 2018 10:01:40 GMT -5 by guyana1230
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