The Real Deal?
This Image is From Police Files & Not The Advertiser Newspaper
The difference between this image and the image that everyone uses, being the one from the Adelaide University Wiki which they in turn had obtained from the Adelaide Advertiser, is that you will see the actual weave of the paper on which the letters were written.
It has long been thought that this particular image was no longer in existence but now here it is.
Where did I get it from? I can tell you that I received it in an envelope and it was postmarked Adelaide and I have had it for some months. I think you may be surprised at its origins.
I have taken some UV close up images and they are revealing. A sample few are below in this post.
Here you can clearly see the differences, the top version is sharp whilst this one shows the letters but not quite as sharp and you certainly cannot see the weave in this version. You are able to download the full Advertiser version of the code page from this blog or from the Adelaide University Wiki.
What intrigued me most though was the appearance of the weave in the paper, I am doing some further research on that and will post the results in due course. Pete Bowes at TomsByTwo, we should discuss this.
Some sample UV light close ups for your comments:
If you decide to examine this new page, I will make it available shortly, then in taking any images especially under UV light it is important to remember to alter the direction and angle of the light and the camera, you will be able to capture a lot more due to the nature of UV lighting and how it works.
In the image above, the end of line 2 on the page, there are a number of examples and they are very small as you can see.
Two images of the X lines in the centre of the code page, here you can see numbers and letters closely packed to form the lines so that they are not 'lines' but lines of code.
The image of the same section has been 'scrubbed and you should be able to make out a series of numbers and letters in the thicker section.
The next 2 images are of the lines closer to the Letter X which crosses both lines.
Below you can can see definite numbers and letters closely packed in the scrubbed version.
I am currently working on the letters themselves and will post them when ready.
One last image, those who have followed the various posts on the Laundry Marks may be interested in this image. It is the original Police image prior to it being marked over: