One of the things I enjoy most in my collection is keeping “varieties” of stamps as I find them when sorting through the piles as I mount them.
“Varieties” to me are most often non-cataloged things but yet still noticible differences in the same copies of a single stamp.
I post about them here, for a few reasons. One is to document these items for myself, and second is I can’t tell you how often I google search for things like this and nothing comes up. So, maybe even a single reader will, like me, keep these “varieties” and see that others do as well.
The stamp below is Chad, Scott #70 and is part of the Animals and Villages series from Chad issued in 1961.
This stamp features the village of “Biltine” in eastern Chad as well as an outline of a Gazelle.
Example 1: Color shift and fuzzy black letters
Example 3: Extremely fuzzy printing, darker green.
I keep each of these in my collection and always add to them as new differences appear. A minimum catalog value stamp which is plentiful and exists probably in most Chad collections.