Admiral ‘queries, discoveries and curiosities’ outlined at recent meetings

Two presentations made by the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) Admiral Study Group are now available for free online.

The first – a review of the study group’s Aug. 30 meeting chaired by Leopold Beaudet – includes recent “queries, discovered and curiosities,” including re-entries on the two-, 10- and 50-cent Admiral stamps; a major plate flaw on the five-cent Admiral; a scarce pre-cancel on the 20-cent Admiral; plus two covers with rate problems.

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The second seminar, this by award-winning exhibitor Richard Judge, offers a diode laser analysis of the two-cent Admiral’s carmine ink.

Through a statistical analysis of the resolved emission spectra of 78 plate blocks over the full production period, Judge confirms a “major partitioning” of shades.

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