Tuvalu Overprints: 1976
 

Cylinder Numbers

The original GEIC printings used cylinder number 1 for all colours, but a few values had number 2 assigned to some colours on subsequent reprints. Position A is the top pane of all vertical stamps, with position B being the bottom pane. Position A is the left pane and position B is the right pane on all horizontal stamps. See Sheet Layout.

3c Tuvalu Stamp
Horizontal Stamps
6c Tuvalu Stamp
Vertical Stamps

The following cylinder numbers are known:
A blank in the table indicates the position has yet to be seen.

1st printing: Block CA watermark. Issued 1971-5-31 Yellowish tinted gum
(upright on vertical stamps, sideways on horizontal stamps)

Value Position
2c   1B
3c 1A  
5c 1A 1B
8c   1B
10c 1A 1B
25c 1A  
50c 1A 1B
$1 1A 1B
2nd Printing: Block CA watermark. Issued 1972-73 Greenish tinted gum
(upright on horizontal stamps, sideways on vertical stamp)
Value Position
2c    
5c    
3rd Printing: Spiral CA watermark. Issued 1976-01-01 Light greenish tinted gum
(sideways on horizontal stamps, inverted on vertical stamps)
Value Position
1c 2A 2B
2c 1A 1B
3c 2A 2B
4c 2A 2B
6c 1A 1B
15c 2A 2B
20c 2A 2B
25c 2A 2B
35c 2B 2B
50c 2A 2B
$1 2A 2B
$2 2A 2B

 

Notes:

  1. Positions A and B do not necessarily exist for all values of the panes returned from the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (all CA Block watermark). Some of them were also used for the Gilbert Islands overprints.
  2. The overprints applied to the reprinted panes (all CA spiral watermark) were done after the master sheets were cut into panes A and B. Positions A and B do not necessarily exist for all values as the same panes were used for the Gilbert Islands overprints.
     


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1976 Overprints Sheet Layouts Cylinder No's Varieties
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