Make sure your stamp is right side up!

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
I wonder how it ended up like that, because that is an L upside down, but coming from the other side if you know what I mean. If you'd take the capital L and then rotated it 180 degrees, the horizontal bar would be pointing to the left, not the right.

Remindes me of the time I ground the finger notch in a tail on the bottom instead of the top. :D
 

verndahl

AKA tintin
Yeah, your right about it being backwards. Maybe it's really a T and the left arm is just broke off?
 

32t

Member
It looks to well spaced to be single stamps so the original stamp must have been made with the L upside down.

I think it is an L instead of a broken T because if you look at the rest of the letters using this font they have an "extra" leg off to one side.

Therefore my title might be wrong. Instead it should maybe read make sure you make your stamp right.
 

32t

Member
Steet is a mountain in Norway and a family name but refined steet doesn't make sense unless it is a mistake.
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
It's interesting to think how many they made before they noticed. If there was still a big collector scene it might have been valuable just because it was one of only a couple. Like how stamps with misprints can be valuable.

there used to be an event in Belgium and Netherlands called 'bookfest' where publishers dump books for 1 or 2 euro because something is wrong with them. Sometimes you wouldn't be able to see what was wrong, but other times they had a big typo right in the middle of the title. I have one science fiction book called 'Hypeion' that should have been titled 'Hyperion'. And the title was in a huge font, filling the top half of the cover.

Imagine having to explain having missed that, when your boss is dumping a container of unsaleable books :)
I would have liked to know who was chewed out over this
 

32t

Member
I have yet to come up with a mark. The few things I have made are unmarked.

I have a few ideas...........
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Well, I made the small chisel that I use for my mark :)
One time a guy went through a ton of trouble to make a touchmark for me.
Only he made the stamp identical to my mark, instead of making the mirror image. I never used it.
 
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