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Mine came today and I am well pleased with the contents. A bit of everything and a bit more. And wil be going over them with a magnifier just in case.

I will get together a list of spares for trading soon. Hope others will as well.

Meanwhile, in addition to the 2006-12 Sportens, I have been looking at the other Laernu stamps pages on AskMe, and they are in dire need of updates and corrections. These Mixed Bags may have turned up something not listed on AskMe, so can you post something up here please. I have a nice miniature sheet of 4 White Lion from the Hats set, and a 5D blue Laernu Dragon triangle in a deeper shade than I have seen previously.
Those Dragon triangles come in several forms, beside perf and imperf. Some came from a sheet with all four values se-tenant, and those do not have a little letter in the top diamond. And some with that letter have a creamier background and the line that separates CENTRO and POSTAGE from the central image is much bolder. I have only seen a red and a blue of those.
Nothing particularly new on the Sportens though, apart from the Three Cricketers without protection in bright mauve and without H&S overprint.

Has anybody noticed anything odd about the 2F Red from the Quadrants? And I am not referring to the bat guano print flaw. Its to do with the values on the stamp.
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 . . . Steve asked, "Has anybody noticed anything odd about the 2F Red from the Quadrants? And I am not referring to the bat guano print flaw. Its to do with the values on the stamp." Well. now you come to mention it, I had always known that the values were printed slightly differently from value to value, but have always thought that it was just part of the Issue design.
 
The 2 and 8 fillis have the 'f' on both sides of the numeral, the 4 fillis incorporates the 'f' into the numeral and the 6 fillis has the 'f' on the right of the numeral - or at least that is the case on my sheets. Wink
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Originally posted by Quilpusha Quilpusha wrote:

. . Steve asked, "Has anybody noticed anything odd about the 2F Red from the Quadrants? And I am not referring to the bat guano print flaw. Its to do with the values on the stamp." Well. now you come to mention it, I had always known that the values were printed slightly differently from value to value, but have always thought that it was just part of the Issue design.

The 2 and 8 fillis have the 'f' on both sides of the numeral, the 4 fillis incorporates the 'f' into the numeral and the 6 fillis has the 'f' on the right of the numeral - or at least that is the case on my sheets. Wink<!-- End Member Post -->


Thanks Peter for bringing this to my attention. Each value has a unique way of displaying the value, much like the original 4 values of Merchants Guild Discworld stamps.
What I was looking at though was that the value always faces outwards of the corners, apart from one corner on the 2F value. I wondered if this was a variant but hadn,t got a sheet to confirm this or not. On the large format stamp this anomoly is also present. But in the Sticky bits I got a block of 4 of the 2F and all have the one 'rogue' value.

you have to be careful with these stamps when mounting in an album because they are diamond shaped but the animal designs are repeated three times, each over 120 degrees. So they look odd if different corners point downward.

And just to wrap up on the Quadrants I notice there is a colour change for the 2F and 4F values from the small to klarge format.
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Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

Mine came today and I am well pleased with the contents. A bit of everything and a bit more. And wil be going over them with a magnifier just in case.
Similar story here from a couple of the new mixed bags. Lots of great stuff and I will try to list any items that might be of interest to others in terms of being not afaik previously reported. The only downside was that I was hoping that there might be some of the Laernu Regional Issue singles but there were none in mine. Did anyone else find any in theirs? If so, maybe there will be some scope for swaps in due course as I now have some more of the Laernu Quadrants and Laernu Festival of Hats which are series that I haven't tried to collect.
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I did get one of the 1F Regional (or should that be Continental?) of the Melanesian man with a camera, which is a duplicate.
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Regarding the 2f Quadrant stamp, I can confirm from the sheet that one corner value is facing inwards on each stamp but this appears to run contrary to the other stamps in the series which seem to have the value facing out in each corner.
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Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

Regional (or should that be Continental?)
You may be right. They're called the "Laernu Regional Issues" on askmeaboutstamps so I went for that terminology. But I have also seen them described as the Continental series.
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I did get one of the 1F Melanesian man with a camera, which is a duplicate.
That's one of those that I don't yet have as a single so maybe we can find a swap. I will post a list of my duplicates when I get the chance.
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As I said I would in one of my posts above, the following are the stamps that came out of my two little bags of sticky bits that I thought might be worth bringing to people's attention.
 
Two yellow Laernu Dragons with letters in the top cartouche - one H, one Q. I hadn't noticed these letters on the Dragons previously although I know that Steve mentioned them in a recent post. I have taken a look at the various Dragons items that I have. My perfed mixed sheet (12 stamps, three each of red, blue, green and yellow) has empty cartouches, or at least cartouches which are just lightly shaded (like in the area around the numeric value of the stamp) in the same colour as the stamp. My perfed red dragons sheet (12 stamps) has two sequences of letters (DEFGHI and PQRSTU) in the cartouches on the same light blue shaded background as on the red stamp on the mixed sheet. My perfed blue dragons sheet (12 stamps) has darkly shaded cartouches in the same colour as the main background colour of the stamp. I'd never realised there was such a lot of variation in the cartouches in this issue!
 
A joined pair of 2007 Isle of Vue cabbage commons with the fourteen stamp to left and the two stamp to right with a "white spot" type error on the first "E" of "FOURTEEN".
 
Some more Wadstock colour variants. Not great (as I have often had to say before) on colour perception but I'm pretty sure that I now have five shade variants cf the common for the 1 wad stamp and three shade variants cf the common for the 5 wad stamp.

A 2009 Halloween perfed "La Mort de Timbres" stamp. I've previously only had this French variant and three other language variants (English, German and Spanish) unperfed in various colours.

A shade variant (lighter green) of the Stonehenge 1degW common.
 
Two "Corsican Dance" singles - one purple, one brown.
 
Shade variants of the £100 and £5 stamps from the £6175 series - I already had one each of the £100 and £5 stamps and I got one more of each in the little bags of sticky bits which are slightly different shades compared to the ones I already had. (What I really needed to find though were singles of the £6,000 and the £70 stamps.)
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Did anyone get any Christmas stamps?  I'm sorry I can't scan here.
 
I have two different designs - a very happy Turkey and a waving Santa, driving a car.
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