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New Zealand 1936 5d multiple wmk unlisted perf 13x13


We have a block of the 5d Swordfish that appears to be an unlisted perforation gauge.


Stanley Gibbons list under SG584 in Part 1 2001 edition the following:


  • Perf 13-14 x 13
  • Perf 12
  • Perf 14 x 13


The block measures perf 13x13, see illustrations



While there is a footnote after SG590 saying there are variations in these perfs within the sheet, none of these is consistent with a vertical perf of 13. Is this something new or do the perfs just vary that much on this issue? Maybe an NZ specialist will know the answer.


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