Wonky Wilding Watermark'
We can't exactly say that the jubileum of Queen Elizabeth II passes unnoticed.
Of course, the English post services too will pay a lot of attention to the anniversary. One of the ‘products’ (that’s what they are called these days) which collectors will interest is the Golden Jubilee Prestige Booklet, which, in addition to the already impressive name, is titled A Gracious Accession. On one of the stamps in the booklet, we meet an old friend : the Wilding issue, now with ‘1st’ and ‘2nd’ indications. It may not be noticed at once, but there is an unused stamp on the piece of letter depicted on the left. It is a real stamp, appropriate to stamp. Because the sheet was printed on paper with a watermark, it suddenly becomes a very special stamp. Other than the eight stamps on the right part of the sheet, this one stamp has got an oblique watermark as the stamp was printed obliquely. The English stamp collector magazine ‘The Philatelic Exporter’ came up with an appropriate name for such a watermark : a ‘Wonky Wilding Watermark’