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Simon Wiesenthal perforation gauge
- Simon Wiesenthal's perforation gauge let him determine the number of perforations along a 2-centimeter (20 millimeter) portion of the edge of a stamp. Stamp enthusiasts use perforation measurements to identify stamps and help verify the stamp's authenticity. Typically, a collector holds the gauge in place and slides the stamp across it, looking for a spacing on the gauge that exactly matches the perforations.
- Wiesenthal's perforation gauge is made of paper and printed in black ink. The explanatory text, written in German, approximately translates, "When measuring the perforation teeth, be careful that the marks on the gauge line-up exactly with the middle of the teeth." The phrase "gesetzlich gesch" informs the user of copyright, patent, or other legal design protections.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Object number
- Simon Wiesenthal
- Philatelic Hobby
- paper, ink (black)
- Other: 16.2 x 7.3cm (6 3/8 x 2 7/8in.)
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