Ink smear - Errors, freaks and oddities
This is caused by applying an uneven distribution of ink to a plate which then smears to affect part of the stamp's design.
Ink smear - Examples
- Scott 37 - Queen Victoria - 3 cents 1870 - Canadian stamp - Ink error
- Scott 912 - Mt. Hurd, 1928 - 35 cents 1982 - Canadian stamp - Ink error