New GB Stamp Error Discovered Affecting Recent Christmas Issue
Madonna & Child Stamp Error
Stamp & Coin Mart have now reported this error in their March 2014 issue and we understand the error will also be covered in the next issue of Stamp Magazine
Here is an image showing the normal stamp on the left and the error on the right.
As you can see the blue and black prints are printed as normal but a significant shift of both the magenta and yellow prints has caused some mayhem! One of the most striking effects is the apparent appearance of baby's third arm. Baby has also become very much a "ginger". The Queen's head has taken on a tricolor effect with a narrow white head bookended by a blue and orange versions and it seems as if there are multiple impressions of the NVI indicator etc. In fact, the more you look at the affected stamp the stranger things seem to get (two sets of facial features etc.).
This error has occured on all the stamps on a self-adhesive sheet of 50 printed by De La Rue Security Print in gravure.
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