Self-adhesive Die Cut “Perforation” Gauge
Over the past several months I have been “tweaking” a perforation gauge that can be used on the modern self-adhesive stamps issued by Canada Post, most notably the Flower coils.
Various transparent perforation gauges on the market offer a range from 10 up to 18 (Instanta) or 8 to 16 (Linn’s Multi-Gauge). Unfortunately, the modern-day self-adhesive stamps have gauges ranging from 6 to 9, which fall below the Instanta gauge.
The gauge I came up with, ranges from 5.3 up to 10. The template was passed onto fellow ESG member Mirko Zatka of Zatka Philately in Calgary, AB to produce as a business venture.
[The gauge, created in Adobe Photoshop and printed onto clear acetate through a standard laser printed, is accurate enough to determine the die cut measurements on the modern-era Canadian stamps.]
After much thought and consideration it will not be sold for-profit. Instead, Mirko and I have agreed to distribute the gauge via the Elizabethan II Study Group with any proceeds being donated to the ESG. Mirko will produce the gauge and cover the printing costs himself while I will distribute the gauges via the ESG.
Although it is not-for-profit, there is a small cost to offset the printing and distribution. Here is the ‘official’ blurb on this:
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