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Posted 07/03/2020   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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OK, I admit I'm having a tough time with this one. Why the high purchase price?


I was teasing Steve, (and I had a similar tough time)
The answer is the color, it is Analine Brown, collectors of the overprinted
N.W. / PACIFIC / ISLANDS will be aufait with this colour, it is common,
but not so on the unoverprinted, cataloguing at $1,000 used $3,000 hinged for used back in 2007.

To be frank, I am still ignorant of just what is "analine brown"


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Aniline is an organic compound which is used in preparation of soluble dyes. For industrial uses it is produced by mixing benzine with some acids and then further chemical processing of that product. An oversimplification I know but the technical processes are quite complicated. When used in stamp printing if used on wrong paper it causes bleeding through to the back of the stamp.

It has also been used in fuels for small rockets! And is one of the precursors in making polyurethane.

Toxic so not a nice thing to use regularly.

Others with more knowledge of aniline stamps may care to add or correct.

I have never knowingly owned an aniline stamp.

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Frank
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Thank you for responding Frank.

In my experience / understanding, I have owned countless thousands of aniline stamps, I have always believed they were the "water soluble" purple / magenta issues of most countries.
Not based on fact, just my rudimentary understanding.

I just went to "Askphil" and their notes read:
Aniline ink: a water-soluble ink which fluoresces under ultraviolet light; such as used on Roosevelt Small Die Proofs.

I had never come across an aniline brown, I was presuming is was then, water soluble brown, which appeared strange to me.

Most striking anilines, as I understand it, are the KGVl Malay states
Kelantan.


You may have owned one of these Frank.
(Richard Juzwin)
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Aniline ...
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When used in stamp printing if used on wrong paper it causes bleeding through to the back of the stamp.


So that ugly stamp on the previous page is really valued so highly because if you turn it over and examine the other side, then you will see the brown soaking through? I have a few Red Aniline stamps, and they are quite interesting, but nothing close to the price that was paid for that one. Some things are a little difficult to justify, in my opinion.

Oh well, interesting discussion.
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