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Phosphor Band & Embossing Shifts

This section contains phosphor band shift errors resulting in either misplacement of the phosphor bands e.g now a side band rather than a centre band or a change in the number of phosphor bands e.g now two bands instead of three or band omitted varieties. There are many issues where BROAD BAND varieties are listed and the position of the broad band can vary e.g left, right, centre etc. Some positions are scarcer than others. Some issues are more prone to this variation e.g 1967 Paintings, 1971 Ulster, 1971 Christmas. To further assist collector who has an interest in these varieties where there is such variation with bands being varying degrees of left or right of centre, some descriptions will reference distance between left side of stamp and left edge of band.

In order to clarify the position on some of the items the position of the band(s) has been superimposed on the image.  This band superimposition has been achieved by manipulating the scanned image and not by interfering with the stamp. The stamps are all FINE UNMOUNTED MINT.

  • 1965 Churchill 1/3. Error Two Phosphor Bands. SG Spec. WP58b

    1965 Churchill 1/3. Error Two Phosphor Bands. SG Spec. WP58b

    £50.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with error Two Phosphor Bands instead of three. Two distinct broad phosphor bands. New listing in 2019 13th edition SG Spec. Vol. 3.

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  • 1965 Churchill 1/3. Error Two Phosphor Bands. SG Spec. WP58b

    1965 Churchill 1/3. Error Two Phosphor Bands. SG Spec. WP58b

    £60.00

    A fine unmounted mint lower marginal single with error Two Phosphor Bands instead of three. Two distinct broad phosphor bands. New listing in 2019 13th edition SG Spec. Vol. 3.

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  • 1965 Lister Centenary 4d (phos). Error One Thin Band/Broad Band Two Broad Phos Bands.

    1965 Lister Centenary 4d (phos). Error One Thin Band/Broad Band Two Broad Phos Bands.

    £60.00

    A fine unmounted mint marginal pair with band shift error. Results in left hand stamp with one thin and one broad band (SG Spec. 667pca)  and right hand stamp with  two broad phosphor bands (SG Spec. 667pc). An attractive pair illustrating

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  • 1965 Battle of Britain 9d (phos). TWO DIAGONAL BROAD BANDS ERROR.

    1965 Battle of Britain 9d (phos). TWO DIAGONAL BROAD BANDS ERROR.

    £160.00

    Fine unmounted mint marginal block of four. An attractive phosphor band error with each stamp exhibiting two broad diagonal bands plus diagonal band in left margin. Position of bands demonstrated on second image.

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  • 1965 UN 3d (phos). Band shift to right. SG 682p var.

    1965 UN 3d (phos). Band shift to right. SG 682p var.

    £5.00

    Fine unmounted mint single with centr band shifted 10mm to right.

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  • 1965 ITU 9d (phos). Error TWO PHOSPHOR BANDS. Cyl. block. SG Spec. WP79b

    1965 ITU 9d (phos). Error TWO PHOSPHOR BANDS. Cyl. block. SG Spec. WP79b

    £200.00

    Unmounted mint cylinder block of six with error Two phosphor bands instead of three. Result of shift of phosphor to left. Narrow phosphor band in left margin.

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  • 1967 Paintings 1/6. ONE BROAD BAND. SG 750 var.

    1967 Paintings 1/6. ONE BROAD BAND. SG 750 var.

    £7.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with error ONE BROAD BAND left of centre. SG Spec. W121e. Band 6mm from left edge

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  • 1969 Investiture 9d DIAGONAL BROAD BAND pair. SG 805b

    1969 Investiture 9d DIAGONAL BROAD BAND pair. SG 805b

    £55.00

    A fine unmounted mint vertical pair with DIAGONAL BROAD PHOSPHOR BAND from left to right downwards acros stamps

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  • 1969 Investiture 1/-. Error  BROAD BAND RIGHT. SG Spec. 806b

    1969 Investiture 1/-. Error BROAD BAND RIGHT. SG Spec. 806b

    £25.00

    A fine unmounted mint single BROAD BAND AT RIGHT.  

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  • 1969 Post Office Technology 9d. Error ONE BROAD BAND. SG 809 var.

    1969 Post Office Technology 9d. Error ONE BROAD BAND. SG 809 var.

    £18.00

    A fine unmounted mint sigle with error ONE BROAD BAND at right. Band 4mm from right edge of stamp.  SG Spec. W172a

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  • 1969 Post Office Technology 1/6. Error ONE BROAD BAND. SG 811 var.

    1969 Post Office Technology 1/6. Error ONE BROAD BAND. SG 811 var.

    £25.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with error ONE BROAD BAND at right. Band 2mm from right edge of stamp. SG Spec. W174a

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  • 1970 Philympia 5d. Error ONE BROAD BAND. SG 835 var.

    1970 Philympia 5d. Error ONE BROAD BAND. SG 835 var.

    £22.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with error ONE BROAD BAND left. SG Spec. W195c.

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  • 1970 Philympia 5d. ERROR BROAD BAND LEFT. Cyl. block SG Spec. W195c

    1970 Philympia 5d. ERROR BROAD BAND LEFT. Cyl. block SG Spec. W195c

    £90.00

    Fine unmounted mint cylinder block of four with error BROAD BAND LEFT. Interestingly the phosphor in left hand column extends down to bottom of margin but in right hand column stops just below lower row.

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  • 1970 Christmas 4d. Error  ONE PHOSPHOR BAND AT RIGHT. SG Spec. 838 var

    1970 Christmas 4d. Error ONE PHOSPHOR BAND AT RIGHT. SG Spec. 838 var

    £8.00

    Fine unmounted mint sigle with phos band shifted so appears at right.

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  • 1970 Christmas 4d. Error EMBOSSING SHIFT & TWO PHOSPHOR BANDS. SG Spec. 838 var.

    1970 Christmas 4d. Error EMBOSSING SHIFT & TWO PHOSPHOR BANDS. SG Spec. 838 var.

    £60.00

    UM single with TWO NARROW SIDE BANDS instead of central band. Embossing shifted so that embossed Queen's head now lies over value at top left. SG Spec W198c var 

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  • 1971 Ulster Paintings 7½p. Broad Band 1mm from left edge. SG 882c var.

    1971 Ulster Paintings 7½p. Broad Band 1mm from left edge. SG 882c var.

    £7.50

    A fine unmounted mint single with Broad Band error 1mm from left stamp margin.

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  • 1971 Ulster Paintings 7½p. Broad Band 4mm from left edge. SG 882c var.

    1971 Ulster Paintings 7½p. Broad Band 4mm from left edge. SG 882c var.

    £7.50

    A fine unmounted mint single with Broad Band error 4mm from left margin of stamp. 

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  • 1971 Ulster Paintings 7½p. Broad Band 11mm from left edge. SG 882c var.

    1971 Ulster Paintings 7½p. Broad Band 11mm from left edge. SG 882c var.

    £9.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with Broad Band just left of centre. Scarcer than shifts with bands further to left.

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  • 1971 Ulster Paintings 9p. ERROR ONE BROAD PHOSPHOR BAND. Cyl. block. SG Spec W199c

    1971 Ulster Paintings 9p. ERROR ONE BROAD PHOSPHOR BAND. Cyl. block. SG Spec W199c

    £95.00

    A fine unmounted mint cylinder block of six with ONE BROAD PHOSPHOR BAND error. An atteractive block with the p18 phosphor number clearly visible to naked eye printed on lower left stamp.

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  • 1971 General Anniversaries 7½p. Broad Band 4mm from left edge. SG 888c var

    1971 General Anniversaries 7½p. Broad Band 4mm from left edge. SG 888c var

    £7.00

    A fine unmounted mint single. Broad Band 4mm from left edge. SG 888c var.

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  • 1971 General Anniversaries 7½p. Broad Band 8mm from left edge. SG 888c var

    1971 General Anniversaries 7½p. Broad Band 8mm from left edge. SG 888c var

    £7.50

    1971 General Anniversaries 7½p. Broad Band 8mm from left edge. SG Spec. 888c var

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  • 1971 General Anniversaries 9p. Broad Band Centre. SG 889e

    1971 General Anniversaries 9p. Broad Band Centre. SG 889e

    £8.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with Broad Band just left of centre. SG Spec. 889e var.

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  • 1971 Christmas 7½p. Broad Band Centre. SG 896i

    1971 Christmas 7½p. Broad Band Centre. SG 896i

    £5.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with Broad Band just left of centre. SG Spec. 896i var.

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  • 1972 BBC 7½p. Broad Band. SG 911c.

    1972 BBC 7½p. Broad Band. SG 911c.

    £12.00

    A fine unmounted mint single with error Broad Band just left of centre. SG Spec. 911c.

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