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Morrocco Agencies - Shades?

 
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Posted 05/04/2011   9:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Plateflaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


Stanley Gibbons lists one colour only for the re-engraved Waterlow seahorse Morocco Agencies French currency overprints illustrated above.

These two stamps are quite distinct in colour - the example on the right being chocolate (the catalogued colour), and the stamp on the left runs to a definite red brown.

Does anyone have a reference for shades of these re-engraved issues?
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Posted 05/06/2011   04:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Plateflaw, not sure if this is going to help you but here it goes.

The 2/6 Sea Horse comes in 6 different colours:

Printed by Waterlow Bros & Layton

Deep Sepia-Brown - Mint CV 300, Used CV 125
Sepia-Brown - Mint CV 300, Used CV 125

Printed by De La Rue & Co

Deep Yellow-Brown - Mint CV 325, Used 150
Yellow-Brown - Mint CV 325, Used CV 140
Pale Brown (Worn Plate) - Mint CV 300, Used 140
Sepia (Seal-Brown) - Mint CV 325, Used 150

This information has come from the SG Great Britain Concise 2001 Edition, so the CV values are out of date, but will give you a rough idea.

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Thanks for that Roos.

I have found a London Philatelist article from 1958 and it states that there are two distinct shades with the 3 Francs surcharge - chocolate and red-brown.

The two shades are also found on the "MOROCCO AGENCIES" only overprints.

Oh well, there goes another "new discovery"!
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Chocolate-brown on the left and red-brown on the right.

OP was correct.
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