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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Muba » Tue Mar 29, 2016 04:05 pm

The original post does say
SHE-AM0035-Am 50P Flagrant Cabbage Only 2 thought to exist

But SHE-AM0035-A (without the m) refers to the 10p Morporkia red, the Cock-up.
Have the Stanley Howler numbers changed since that post?
A SHE number would refer to a sheet, rarest of the rare could be applied to the Flagrant Cabbage sheet. However there could be 3 or even more of them
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Joolz » Tue Mar 29, 2016 04:58 pm

Yes, I think it was the flagrant cabbage sport sheet that Charles was listing as being very rare.

Although it's probably not as rare as he had thought at the time he made the original list at the top of this thread.
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby steeljam » Tue Mar 29, 2016 07:24 pm

Muba wrote:The original post does say
SHE-AM0035-Am 50P Flagrant Cabbage Only 2 thought to exist
But SHE-AM0035-A (without the m) refers to the 10p Morporkia red, the Cock-up.
Have the Stanley Howler numbers changed since that post?
A SHE number would refer to a sheet, rarest of the rare could be applied to the Flagrant Cabbage sheet. However, there could be 3 or even more of them

Totally confused :? Cannot find the original post.
The final m only applies to the stamps (machine perforation).
The Ankh-Morpork Ten Pence Red stamp and sheet will have the code 0035.
The Cabbage Field and Fragrant Cabbage stamp and sheet have the code 0042.
The Fragrant Sheet (SHE-0042-B) was rare; I seem to remember Hannah won one and I was very envious.
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Muba » Tue Mar 29, 2016 07:29 pm

steeljam wrote:Totally confused :? Cannot find the original post.


First post on this same thread
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Murgatroyd » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:56 pm

I don't believe that I listed the flagrant cabbage stamp as being a rare sport... But I was new to SH numbers, and may well have made some mistakes.
The Flagrant Cabbage sport sheet, if perforated, is a reasonably rare sheet, yes, but the stamp was fairly common.
The Year of the Prawn Brassica sheet is much rarer.
I used to put figures on these items, but so many things escaped in the early days my estimates are probably well out...
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Muba » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:19 pm

Murgatroyd wrote:I used to put figures on these items, but so many things escaped in the early days my estimates are probably well out...


I think that over time the goalposts may have moved a bit
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby araby » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:01 am

Thanks all- I know it's not an exact science (that's part of the fun!), I just thought it was worth asking.

Much appreciated.
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