I have amended the text to this post, I apologise for any offence that I caused the seller. No offence to the seller was meant. I just wanted to report these errors tongue in cheek, no pun intended with the cheek word.
Manufacture your own errors and earn a nice tidy sum!
This story reminds me of the crafty little cockney Del Boy Trotter from Only Fools & Horses. Where there is a scam (If I can call it that) someone will find a way to exploit it.
It appears that several shrewd so and so,s visited Stampex and found a way to manufacture their own LEGAL unique errors on the Hytech machines. "A nice little earner Rodney".
The story goes that a new fad has emerged called "Yanking". As the strip of stamps was being printed in the machine the buyer gives a few sharp tugs on the strip which produces errors.
Several nice errors from the same strip of labels can found including normal, others can be completely blank, or in some cases some of the text is removed.
As well as strips of 6 some eBay sellers are also offering strips of 10. We now know that longer strips were available up to 99 labels in length. These were not manufactured as the Hytech postal vision Machines were operated via a debit or credit card to whatever amount the purchaser wanted.
On another note, will we now add this word "yanking" to the Machin dictionary?