Paper Heritage - Newfoundland Printings

This article deals with railway thematic stamps of Newfoundland that are the work of more than one printer, there being clear detail differences between the printings.
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1. Steam Train at Grand Falls Paper Mills, 1910/11:

Newfoundland Grand Falls Paper mills 1910 Litho 1911 Recess 10c Newfoundland Grand Falls Paper mills 1910 Litho 1911 Recess 10c

Left : 1910 - Lithographed - Perf 12 - Slate : SG 103 Mi.76 Sct.95 Domfil 910.9
Right : 1911 - Recess-engraved - Perf 14 - Grey-black : SG 114 Mi.82 Sct.86 Domfil 911.4

There is a small steam train exiting the mill as indicated in the detail scan.

1910 : 10c Paper Mills & Steam Train : Lithographed [ . ]

1911 : 10c Paper Mills & Steam Train : Engraved [ . ]

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2. Newfoundland Railway steamer, the S.S.Caribou. (Source for inclusion: Eriksson & Lindstrom's railway catalogue, where it is reported as being a steamer owned by a railway company)

Newfoundland Stamps 2c SS Caribou De La Rue printing Newfoundland Stamps 2c SS Caribou De La Rue printing Newfoundland Stamps 2c SS Caribou De La Rue printing

Newfoundland Stamps 2c SS Caribou Perkins Bacon printing Newfoundland Stamps 2c SS Caribou Perkins Bacon printing Newfoundland Stamps 2c SS Caribou Perkins Bacon printing

Top : 1928 - De la Rue ptg - Comb Perf 13x13 - Carmine : SG 165 Mi.130
Bottom : 1929 - Perkins Bacon ptg - Perf 13 comb - Scarlet : SG 180 Mi.146

Designs of the two printings: There are numerous differences including:
De la Rue Printing: The inverted commas before the 'C' of 'CARIBOU' do not touch the frame line above; there is an extra rope to the top of the rear mast.
Perkins Bacon Ptgs: The inverted commas before the 'C' of 'CARIBOU' almost touch the frame line above; there is no extra rope to the rear mast.

1928 : 2c S.S. Caribou : De la Rue Printing (no wmk) [ . ]

1929 : 2c S.S. Caribou : Perkins Bacon Printing (no wmk) [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf (pair) [ . ]

The Perkins Bacon printing also exists Line Perf. 14-13

1931 : 2c S.S. Caribou : Perkins Bacon Printing (with wmk) [ . ]
This stamp also exists with watermark inverted.

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3. Steam Express Train crossing Newfoundland:

Newfoundland Stamps 5c Steam Express Train De La Rue printing Newfoundland Stamps 5c Steam Express Train De La Rue printing Newfoundland Stamps 5c Steam Express Train De La Rue printing

Newfoundland Stamps 5c Steam Express Train Perkins Bacon printing Newfoundland Stamps 5c Steam Express Train Perkins Bacon printing Newfoundland Stamps 5c Steam Express Train Perkins Bacon printing

Top : 1928 - De la Rue ptg - Perf 13x13 comb - Slate-Green : SG 168 Mi.133 Domfil 928.5
Bottom : 1929 - Perkins Bacon ptg - Perf 13x14 - Slate-Green : SG 183 Mi.149 Domfil 926.9

Designs of the two printings: There are several differences including:
De la Rue Printing: Coping stone on top of the pillar adorned at left with a leaf; White 'spot' on locomotive cylinder head is to the right of centre.
Perkins Bacon Printing: Coping stone on top of the pillar unadorned at left (no leaf); White 'spot' on locomotive cylinder head is slightly left of centre.

1928 : 5c Steam Express Train : De la Rue Printing : Comb Perf 13 x 13 [ . ]
This stamp also exists Line Perf 14-13

1929 : 5c Steam Express Train : Perkins Bacon Printing : No Watermark [ . ]

1931 : 5c Steam Express Train : Perkins Bacon Printing : With Watermark [ . ]

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