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Silk Threads In Revenue Stamps. Scott #r135 ?

 
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Posted 06/29/2013   07:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Two revenue's on document. There was an older thread about these from when I originally obtained these but I just noticed that there are silk threads in the stamp's paper. Does that have any significance towards their Collectability? They was originally identified as #R135 Is that correct? Thank you.

Here is the original post.:
http://goscf.com/t/30273&SearchTerm...sey,Shore,Pa.

Here are the two bank checks.:



Here is the top Revenue stamp.:



Here is the bottom Revenue stamp.:

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Posted 06/29/2013   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, they are R135, although on my monitor, the color looks more red than orange. There is a vermilion & black error of color. R135 was issued on silk paper, so no significance for that. Same design on Green silk paper would be R151 but these do not look like green paper issues.
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Posted 06/29/2013   7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These stamps are a bit oxidized, so the color is a bit darker than usual. As stated above, these are R135, the two cent Third Issue.
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Posted 06/30/2013   05:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great! Thank you both!
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The top image is definitely on an either blueish or greenish tinted paper and both have silk threads if that helps?
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Posted 08/04/2014   07:35 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the two stamps DIDN'T have any silk threads, then you would have something to talk about.
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This is one of many stamps issued on Willcox Chameleon Paper, one of the most truly awful papers ever used to print U.S. stamps.
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The top image is on a blue-ish/green-ish paper. Is that of any significance?
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This design was issued first on grayish paper as R135 and than later on green paper as R151. However R151 did not come out until 1874, so these are both R135. The inks and paper were designed to change color when in contact with various chemicals, so some changes are going to occur at this point.
Of course if you were 141 years old and started out grayish you might look a bit greenish by now too. :-)
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Posted 08/17/2014   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Of course if you were 141 years old and started out grayish you might look a bit greenish by now too. :-)


Sans 100 years (I'm 41) I'm already having enough trouble so I fuly understand! lol Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with me us. You "B.O.B. guys" really make things interesting! I wish I could just focus in on the fine detail like all you gentlemen can but I'm learning, albeit slowly..
Again, Thank you. -Jeff
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Posted 08/17/2014   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trust me, most of us are "still learning". I know I am.
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