Border Lattice-work Comparisons

The montages below of the provenanced Plate 77 stamps show broken, incomplete and seriously misshapen lattice-work around the ‘7’s. In fact stamp SK from the Hugo cover is by far a closer match to the standard than any of them. It displays a complete diamonds around the 7s.

How can it be possible that stamps which have allegedly originated from one roller impression could show anomalies and damage to the Border lattice-work as those demonstrated on the provenanced ‘Plate 77’ stamps?

Surely images as compelling as these which demonstrate serious inconsistencies must cast serious doubt on the fact that these stamps originated from the ‘Plate 77’ pristine trial sheet that was produced from ONE roller impression.

 

 

Border Lattice-work comparisons of the right-hand panel on a strong Penny Black impression (practically identical to that of the illustrated die proof in the LP) with ‘Plate 77’ stamps AB, BA, PH, MI and SK respectively.

The border lattice-work around the right hand 7 on stamp AB in the Royal collection is stunning.

 

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Its is self evident that unlike the others, the border-lattice work around both 7s on stamp SK from the Hugo cover are intact.

 

Border Lattice-work comparisons of the left-hand panel on a strong penny black impression (practically identical to that of the illustrated die proof in the LP) with ‘Plate 77’ stamps AB, BA, PH, MI and SK respectively.

 

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Its is self evident that unlike the others, the border-lattice work around both 7s on stamp SK from the Hugo cover are intact.