Printing Error on Scott’s #1927?

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I attended the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show in Denver, Colorado. There at the show I was able to acquire a number of Korean stamps that I needed for my collection. I asked one dealer if he had any Korean stamps or stationery. He showed me what he had, including that block of 10 stamps (Scott’s #1927, issued January 26, 1998, “Electric Power in Korea, Centennial”) shown in the illustration. I was amazed at what I saw. 

The Scott’s #1927 missing colors.

[Ed. The illustration will not be clear because the first row has either many missing colors or is badly underinked — the former explanation seems more likely.]

I saw that he only wanted $3 for them. I asked about them, and he said that that was the way he bought them and was willing to sell them to me as is. I thought he sure didn’t know what he had for sure. So I am sending the copy to see what you and KP readers think about them. If they are real, I might consider sending them in to APS for a certificate on them.

[Originally published in KP Vol. 49 Nr. 4. If any readers have more such examples please send them in!]

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1 thought on “Printing Error on Scott’s #1927?

  1. I am not an expert, by any means on these. However, are these what they call “progressive” proof? Each of the stamps in the top line are one of the five colours in the printing. I do not believe that they are missing any colours, just printed intentionally in that manner.

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