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3 Cent War Department Stationery?

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Posted 02/07/2016   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Daveinva47 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Discovered this stamp today going through my inherited collection. It's not a stamp, but is a piece of postal stationery (a cut square) but I can't find it in my Harris catalogue. Can anyone help?
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Dave

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Posted 02/07/2016   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
#UO34...vermillion???

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Posted 02/07/2016   4:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a cut square off of an 1873 official envelope, either U020, U021 or U022. I can not tell from your scan whether the cut square is on white, amber or cream paper.

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Posted 02/07/2016   5:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kingstonstamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one is a U-053 3254 From one of my Albums

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Posted 02/07/2016   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. To me, it looks like cream paper. I'm still trying to find it in my catalog.
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Posted 02/07/2016   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kingstonstamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dave in my book that im looking at Washington U010 Queue projects below the bust.As your stamp. lets see the back maybe the paper is cleaner .
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Posted 02/07/2016   6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kingstonstamper....#UO10 is a Post Office Dept CS....which is BLACK
You are refering to illustration #.
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Posted 02/07/2016   7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to have to soak it, it's got a hinge on the back.
Kingston, that is a beautiful stamp you posted above!
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Posted 02/08/2016   06:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This die exists on either UO20, UO21, or UO22.

UO21 (on amber) is only on thin paper. Very rare.

Scans of paper are notoriously difficult to rely on for identification.

Based on catalog value, this is probably a UO20. I.e., you "probably" have the least expensive one.
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Posted 02/09/2016   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks TG. I think it's a keeper.
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Posted 02/12/2016   09:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
White paper at this time was a creamy white and with toning caused by exposure to sunlight becomes somewhat grayish or brownish. Vermilion is a bright orange-red and dark red, is.
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Posted 02/12/2016   10:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an "entire" on blue. This I believe it's UO54. Shame about the stain. Still pretty neat.

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Posted 02/14/2016   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, your entire is UO54.
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Posted 02/24/2016   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Finally got it soaked, cleaned (a little) so here's two more pics, front and back on a piece of white (printer) paper if that helps. The spot on lower right front is actually a small hole :(



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Posted 02/24/2016   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And, I found another. It's also been soaked/cleaned, but looks real rough (to me). The color is much darker than the first, here's a pic of the two side by side. Thoughts/comments/ Id help?

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Dave

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Posted 02/26/2016   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your white paper looks like beige so a guess to the actual paper color of the cut square, maybe amber and the CTS on white
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