Proof Material and Errors of the Wilding Issue 1954-1967
Errors, Freaks and Oddities
A good number of the errors that are found on this issue are foldover errors that arise when the paper becomes accidentally folded in the wrong place during printing. This results in void areas in the stamps when the paper is unfolded as shown below:
Because of the random nature of these errors, the Unitrade catalogue generally does not list them. However, there are two gutter pairs that exist for this issue that are thought to have resulted from such an error, and are listed. They are:
- The 4c violet. Unitrade does not state whether this is the horizontal or vertical ribbed paper.
- The 5c blue on vertical ribbed paper.
- 3c Carmine rose - horizontal pair, imperforate vertically - 50 known, all mint. and one LR plate block from plate 2.
- 5c blue - horizontal pair, imperforate vertically - only 5 known pairs.
- 5c blue - imperforate at left margin - 1 known LL plate block from plate 11 and one margin block of 6 known.
- 15c grey - imperforate at left margin - 5 blocks recorded.
- 2 large progressive unhardened proofs on card
- 2 large progressive hardened proofs on card
- 2 small progressive proofs on white paper
- Photographic progressive proof on glossy paper
- Large die proof on card in brown.
- Small die proof on card in orange.
- Large die proof on card in orange.
- Imperforate plate 1 LL strip of 30 in orange.
- Large essay of the approved design in what appears to be pencil.
- Large proof on card with a smaller proof below and approval signatures.
- A black essay similar to the 1952 design, but showing the construction industry.
- A three ring essay design in black showing a printing press, a book and typeface.
- A finished essay on card of the approved design.
- Essay on card in black, similar to approved design, but with the motifs shown inside the flask, instead of outside, and the value in sign instead of words.
- A larger version of the same essay on card.
- A photographic essay in black on card of the approve design.