QEII Mult/Crown Sideways (Crowns Right) Blue Phosphor set of 7 Whiter paper MNH. (Noted: Very minor discoloration spots on phosphor band of the 3d LB) Note: scans form part of the description. Notes on assortment of cream v whiter paper: Our testing of papers cream v whiter are by LW UV lamp using as a comparison GVI Marginal stamps showing true cream. In 1962 the Stowford paper mill at Ivybridge Devon changed to white woven paper from cream woven and introduced pre filtered water from the river Erme which frequently is in flood from the moors creating great. Also the addition of optical brightening agents was supposed to make the paper a brighter white and do away with the GPO/Harrison & Sons complaints, which were many.The new process threw up plenty more issues, and for the collector making it quite difficult sometimes to ascertain true paper colour. It can often be seen with the 3d left or right band blue phosphor (1965) which are post 1962 and were 100% printed using white woven paper with optical brightening agents. Often these stamps can be very close to cream in appearance but they of course are not. We therefore ascertain whiter when the colour seems cream under LW UV by looking for fluoresce specks which do not exist on true cream paper. This item is in the category "Stamps\Great Britain\Elizabeth II\Pre-Decimal (1952-1971)".
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