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Posted 06/18/2014   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just noticed a glaring difference in my Carreta stamps. Is this just a cause of underinking or excessive soaking? Where did the circular lines on the wheel go?

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Posted 06/19/2014   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like you found a new variety, likely due to low ink! Very Nice!
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Posted 06/19/2014   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, no new discovery! It is called the "White Wheel" variety and is very common on Plate 2 of this issue! It is due to low or poor inking and yours is a beaut!

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Posted 06/19/2014   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much. Can always find the answer on this forum (or at least an answer that SOUNDS reasonable).
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Posted 06/19/2014   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent info, Peter! This is one that needs to go into my notes file.

Thanks for posting the pic and the question, Partime!
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Posted 06/20/2014   10:43 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"or at least an answer that SOUNDS reasonable"

Peter's answer is correct
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Posted 06/21/2014   12:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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"or at least an answer that SOUNDS reasonable"

Peter's answer is correct


OH, I know it's correct ... just having fun. I still find it interesting that these known varieties are not clearly listed in Scott's, but maybe there are just too many items to get everything in one place. Anyway, I am a very big fan of this site and the very helpful comments from all of the members.
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Posted 06/21/2014   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I still find it interesting that these known varieties are not clearly listed in Scott's

They may not be listed today, but they could be in the future. Consider 2168b (Margaret Mitchell) & 2172b (Hugo Black) from 1986. These under-inked varieties were known for years but only appeared in Scott within the past 5 years.
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Posted 06/21/2014   10:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Do the circular lines need to be completely absent to be a considered a "white wheel" variety? I have a couple of examples where the lines are not obvious to the naked eye, but are visible under magnification.

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Posted 06/21/2014   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Robert. There are a whole lot of in-between stages in these stamps. The most desirable ones are totally or almost totally white!

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Posted 06/21/2014   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have two of these, and both wheels have visible lines, though very faint. I'll keep looking for a totally white version. Thanks to all for the information.
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Posted 06/21/2014   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the response.

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Posted 06/22/2014   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Buck49 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Do the circular lines need to be completely absent to be a considered a "white wheel" variety?


I may be wrong, but I don't believe Scott's lists a separate version for the "white-wheel". Therefore...since it is not official...if you think you have one, then you do.
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Posted 06/22/2014   10:59 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"They may not be listed today, but they could be in the future. Consider 2168b (Margaret Mitchell) & 2172b (Hugo Black) from 1986. These under-inked varieties were known for years but only appeared in Scott within the past 5 years."

The ones you just listed are not underinked varieties but different shades from a different printing. These "white" wheels on the otherhand come in a range of whiteness (range of underinking) and are just freaks that will not get listed.
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Posted 06/22/2014   11:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LarryBruce to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing you all are, n my name ain't Yoda, lol- I learned what caps on 2s are yesterday and what white wheels are today. Found a few in my stamps. Thanks all that was cool.


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