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25c Paul Revere (Scott #1048) Varieties

 
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Posted 03/03/2016   8:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add angore to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was checking tagging on some Liberty issues. I have 2 copies of 25c Paul Revere.

Under UV light, this sample of Paul Revere "pops" (bright white) and appears different than all my other samples. My second Revere is like others with a rather dull look under UV (long and short wave). It happens under both long and short light but more on short.

Under normal light the "bright" sample is a better printing (more ink so appears more intense). This issue is not known to be tagged and dry printed only. I am thinking the paper is somewhat different.

My scanner is not working right(old and has a case of double vision) and it will take some time to set up my camera to get a shot under UV light.

Just curious...Al
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Posted 03/03/2016   9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"It has the distinction of being the only U.S. definitive to be reissued two decades after its debut in order to fulfill the need of a newly-established domestic first-class letter rate."

http://arago.si.edu/category_2029093.html

Hahaha, a lot can happen in 20 years.
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Posted 03/03/2016   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that link actually refers to the coil version being re-issued 20 years later, not the sheet version, but the true Liberty Series experts can clarify.
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Posted 03/03/2016   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A good question, John. You're probably right.
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Posted 03/04/2016   06:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My samples are the sheet version.
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Sounds like your example was printed on "hi-brite" paper. A brightening agent was added to the paper to enhance the whiteness of the paper. (Hi-brite may be a company trademark, but is used to describe any paper produced in this fashion.) Scott does not list hi-brite varieties. I've never seen a listing or catalog of hi-brite U.S. stamps.

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Posted 03/04/2016   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies.
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Posted 03/05/2016   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BTW, I noticed in my 2016 Scott specialized that several issues make a comment like "1047a is from later printings and is on a harder, whiter paper than No. 1847".

I suspect this applies to the Paul Revere issue too since it had a very long run.
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Posted 03/05/2016   09:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Angore, if the catalog does not mention hard white paper for this issue, it does not exist.
Hi-brite paper is never mentioned in Scott, but you can check for yourself if the stamp is printed on hi-brite paper. You should use a long wave UV light to check. If the stamp lights up under LWUV then it is Hi-brite!

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