New York World's Fair
1964, 22 April
Printer: Helio Electronic Press
Designer: Paul Koroleff
Sheet Size: 10 x 10
Perf.: 12 and imperf. plus
an imperf. SS
- First day covers of the stamps and souvenir sheet. This is the perforated set of stamps. The same covers exist for the imperforate stamps.
ITEMS CREATED UNDER THE BAROODY CONTRACT
It is common to see the stamps from this set both perforated and imperforate offered with missing centers, or misplaced centers. They are generally described as "errors", "proofs", or some other philatelic term, implying they are scarce.
All of these varieties were created for the philatelic market. Some of the varieties are difficult to locate and even after twenty years of looking for material like this I would find items I had never seen, nor heard of previously. The imperforated varieties are more common than the perforated. ALso, most of the offerings are for margin singles or pairs of these stamps. Blocks of four and larger panes are seldom offered.
- The above three blocks all have the same background but no values stated. The background was used for the 2np, 4np and 10np values. The left side portrays the N.Y. skyline and the left that of Dubai. These colors were not used for any of the stamps of the set.
- These are for the 1np stamp. One must be aware of the fact that there are two layers of the background colors. Often they would misalign them and they almost looked like a double printing, but they were simply misalignment of two different shades of the color. This is apparant in the second illustration. Different shades of the same color were used in these creations as one can see by the third illustration. Again the Manhattan skyline is on the left and Dubai on the right.
- The two shades of red/pink for the 2np stamp were identified early as they exist in the issued set.
- The 3np value has a shift in the background colors on two of these blocks. The last block above is unlike any of the issued stamps in the color combination.
- The 4np value is one of the common varieties one often finds, but they are often margin singles or pairs.
- Apparantly fewer of the perforated varieties were made as they are not as plentiful as the imperforated stamps.
- The 10np value with vertical 10 1/2 perforation down the center of the stamp.