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  Topic: Deegam profiles
Brummie Bill

Replies: 5
Views: 5524

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:31 pm   Subject: Deegam profiles
If you look at the beginning of the block of profiles (certainly in the machins.pdf file in the profiles directory) you will find a "template" profile which gives you an overview of what inf ...
  Topic: Queen's head offset on Spitfire booklet
Brummie Bill

Replies: 2
Views: 2880

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:55 pm   Subject: Queen's head offset on Spitfire booklet
It's simply an impression from the other stamp on the other side of the book. The book is folded don't forget.
  Topic: Deegam Reports and HB4
Brummie Bill

Replies: 12
Views: 11650

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:45 pm   Subject: Deegam Reports and HB4
Yes, I think the work would be in maintaining the web page.
Doug already keeps the .pdf files up to date ready for burning to CD when you order one.
It would be nice if it did happen but I suppose I ...
  Topic: Deegam Reports and HB4
Brummie Bill

Replies: 12
Views: 11650

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:20 pm   Subject: Deegam Reports and HB4
Hi Roger,

Douglas keeps the current edition of the CD up to-date so that whenever you order it you get up to-date information. The reports can also be used to keep the lists current however they do ...
  Topic: DG5.8.7-9 and the meaning of the word 'column'
Brummie Bill

Replies: 7
Views: 5999

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:35 pm   Subject: DG5.8.7-9 and the meaning of the word 'column'
Larry,

The .pdf files are protected so that you can't copy from them but apart from that everything else is ok. You can print and search no problem.

Cheers,
Bill
  Topic: Horray for October
Brummie Bill

Replies: 1
Views: 2326

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:40 pm   Subject: Horray for October
On a slightly related note, has anybody used an e-book reader (Amazon Kindle etc) to read their Deegam Handbook?
I'm thinking of getting a Kindle and would like to know how easy it is to read and nav ...
  Topic: A Cartor 5p Question
Brummie Bill

Replies: 6
Views: 5010

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:47 pm   Subject: A Cartor 5p Question
It seems like either item, if totally separated would be "TTTT" and inseparable one from the other. However most, if not nearly all, collectors would usually keep some trace of the different ...
  Topic: GOLDEN HORIZONTAL LABELS
Brummie Bill

Replies: 7
Views: 5993

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:46 pm   Subject: GOLDEN HORIZONTAL LABELS
Hi
The Norvic Philatelics' blog page currently has details. Posted on 23 August.
http://norphil.blogspot.com/

It is always well worth keeping an eye on this blog as it oftern contains breaking ne ...
  Topic: A Cartor 5p Question
Brummie Bill

Replies: 6
Views: 5010

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:45 pm   Subject: A Cartor 5p Question
Yes, but to a singles collector it is an identical stamp and therefore in essence it's the same stamp.
To a mint collector it is simply the same stamp issued in a different format. The collector of d ...
  Topic: A Cartor 5p Question
Brummie Bill

Replies: 6
Views: 5010

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:06 pm   Subject: A Cartor 5p Question
Deegam give sheet and book sources a different level 3 coding. Thus the Sheet 50.20.2 for the sheet Matthews and 50.20.3 for the Britain Alone book.
I've found that it can be difficult/impossible to ...
  Topic: Right and Left Printing
Brummie Bill

Replies: 3
Views: 4222

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:02 pm   Subject: Right and Left Printing
I would also recommend getting a cheap digital microscope (check ebay and not the dedicated stamp dealers!). They make the task so much easier and these days don't cost much more than a decent 10x mag ...
  Topic: More help with Deegam
Brummie Bill

Replies: 9
Views: 7338

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:43 pm   Subject: More help with Deegam
Hi,

I'm running windows 7 Home Premium x64.
I've got the latter version of acrobat reader (the one on the CD is a bit old).
It is recommended you get the latest version of acrobat reader as it is ...
  Topic: More help with Deegam
Brummie Bill

Replies: 9
Views: 7338

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:51 pm   Subject: More help with Deegam
Stick the CD in your computer and look at the name that appears next to the Drive letter of your CD/DVD drive in Explorer. This is the CD volume label and the info you should be after.
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:52 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Yes.
I was out bid on the first lot that ended on Saturday.
However I was offered a second chance offer so I paid less than the high bidder.
They are coming down. The first time I saw these the num ...
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:23 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Hi,

I just received a strip of 5 missing overprints from Sugar5000 and they look genuine in every way. Cuts are clean and correct size. DOP is upright setting and value type is correct. Phosphor is ...
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:28 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
The latest auction of mint stamps still has 2 days to run and the single is at 8.
I expect that to rise significantly in the last few mins.
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:24 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
I must admit that the cuts look cleaner than on the scan I had.
They certainly do look genuine.

However the franking on the used one appears to be a strange shade of blue and not black and it does ...
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:31 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Yes, I agree that this is U direction.
The DOP is correct, the value setting is correct and the size and shape of the cuts is correct. The only thing I would be unsure of is the quality of the cuts. ...
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:34 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
I'm still uneasy with this.
Look at a real DLR die cut stamp:
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad145/albertbloggs/dlrcut.jpg
The cuts are much cleaner and the perfs look somehow smoother.
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:20 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
The value setting also appear correct (h=1.75mm, v=3.0mm assuming the cut is 3mm wide).
Can you supply a better scan that clearly shows the DOP. I find a scan of the 1 allows this.
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:47 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
I've just noticed that the print direction appears to be SL and thus this would be wrong. The correct print direction (according to Deegam report 87) should be U.
The cuts appear to be the correct di ...
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:35 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Here it is!

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad145/albertbloggs/1stscan.jpg
  Topic: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
Brummie Bill

Replies: 45
Views: 42687

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:10 pm   Subject: Coil Stamps with Security Slits but no Overprint.
I asked the seller to send me a high resolution scan of a single from the strip so that I could gauge the measurements of the slits and the type settings and he sent me a very good scan.
The measurem ...
  Topic: New vertical coil PVA gummed NVI's (R+10)
Brummie Bill

Replies: 12
Views: 8223

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:13 pm   Subject: New vertical coil PVA gummed NVI's (R+10)
Hi

Hold on, I made an error there.
The codes I gave are for the conventionally gummed strips without overprints.

I received single copies of the coil stamps with overprints as part of my standi ...
  Topic: New vertical coil PVA gummed NVI's (R+10)
Brummie Bill

Replies: 12
Views: 8223

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:15 pm   Subject: New vertical coil PVA gummed NVI's (R+10)
Hi

They are available as singles direct from Tallens House.
I have the April 2010 and they are listed in it.
Order code DC891 for 2nd and DC909 for 1st.
These are conventionally gummed but with ...
  Topic: Help with Deegam CD
Brummie Bill

Replies: 6
Views: 4861

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:57 pm   Subject: Help with Deegam CD
Hi,

I just tried with my ID.
I discovered that it needs to be in upper case if they helps?

Bill
  Topic: Help with Deegam CD
Brummie Bill

Replies: 6
Views: 4861

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:44 pm   Subject: Help with Deegam CD
replace the "#" with a "1":

SMITH11234
  Topic: London 2010 retail book of 6 (code S, MA10)
Brummie Bill

Replies: 8
Views: 6104

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:52 pm   Subject: London 2010 retail book of 6 (code S, MA10)
Hi,

I think the Deegam may be wrong here.

The Stamps are from self adhesive books and so the stamps are separated by 2mm. Each band on the stamp is 4.5mm and thus if printed as a single band it ...
  Topic: 42p sage green, value size
Brummie Bill

Replies: 10
Views: 7909

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:50 pm   Subject: 42p sage green, value size
Hi Brian,

According to my Deegam there are only two value setting type and two value types.
The value setting are measured using a 'h' and 'v' measurement measured from the edge of the frame to th ...
  Topic: 42p sage green, value size
Brummie Bill

Replies: 10
Views: 7909

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:52 pm   Subject: 42p sage green, value size
Well to my eye
The left one appears to have thick elements and the print direction appears to be upright making it De La Rue from sheets first issued 24 March 2003.
The middle one appears to have th ...
  Topic: 42p sage green, value size
Brummie Bill

Replies: 10
Views: 7909

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:10 pm   Subject: 42p sage green, value size
According to my Deegam Handbook there are 4 types with PVA gum.

De La Rue thin elements value set normally (DG 420.1)
De La Rue thick elements value set normally (DG 420.3)
Enschede thin elements ...
  Topic: A FEW BOB SHORT OF A POUND
Brummie Bill

Replies: 18
Views: 12674

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:43 pm   Subject: A FEW BOB SHORT OF A POUND
You probably won't remember "a tanner" then Bill... silver (very little if any silver in it mind) 6d (2p).

One of the few coins to still be valid for some time after decimalisation as we ...
  Topic: A FEW BOB SHORT OF A POUND
Brummie Bill

Replies: 18
Views: 12674

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:17 pm   Subject: A FEW BOB SHORT OF A POUND
I grew up with decimalisation (although I was born in 1964).
To me a pound is called a "quid" and not a bob.
A bob has always been a shilling = 5 new pence!
  Topic: Phosphor Screens
Brummie Bill

Replies: 2
Views: 3387

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:13 pm   Subject: Phosphor Screens
You can see the screen under normal light with a x10 magnification.
You need to arrange so that the light comes almost directly along the stamp and not form above. You basically will see shadows crat ...
  Topic: About time
Brummie Bill

Replies: 22
Views: 13538

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:13 pm   Subject: About time
Very nice pages.
Can you let us know what pages you print on and what size are they?
If they are bigger than A4 - what printer do you print them on?
I'm looking into printing my own pages but I don ...
 
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