1. Stamps detected as being imperfectly printed are not accepted by the department. Wastage is destroyed at the manufacturer's plant under supervision of the Post Office Department.
Occasionally slight engraving defects in one or more stamps in a sheet of one hundred are observed by philatelists or collectors after these stamps have been sold to the public. When a number of orders are received at the department for these particular stamps, an examination is made and when the defect is discovered, the stamps are placed in the philatelic section in order that they may be available to all collectors.
3. Answered by No. 1 and No. 2.
4. Face value.
Subtopic: DISPOSITION OF IMPERFECTLY PRINTED POSTAGE STAMPS