The Samovar

Scott #186 half-gummed - how could it happen?

oldteddy - 3/12/2009 at 21:05

Shown below is a stamp with only half of back gummed. How could it happen? Is it common? Known for other stamps of this issue? Or other issues? I collect stamps for 40 years and never saw anything like it. Means I was "lucky"?

Russia-186-half-gummed.jpg - 40kB

Duck - 3/13/2009 at 01:48

Such displacement of gum- often meets, there was very bad control over quality of stamps.
There are whole sheets of this release to similar error!

GregMirsky - 3/13/2009 at 17:32

Typically it is the edge of the sheet. I 've seen number of them.