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New Zealand 1936 5d multiple wmk – unlisted perf 13½x13

 

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 13½
  • Perf 12½
  • Perf 14 x 13½

 

The block measures perf 13½x13, see illustrations

5d swordfish blockperf guageperf guage layout

 

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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