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Scott #964. Two Stamps

 
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Posted 04/30/2017   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add johnsue to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have two scott #964 Stamps. One is bright and clear the 2nd is dull and not very crisp. The top one is more yellowish and the bottom is more reddish or brownish. Thank you for your help.



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Posted 04/30/2017   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Johnsue, they do not look all that different on my monitor. One thing you need to keep in mind is that a used stamp will always look just a little bit different. As a matter of fact, sometimes two brand new mint stamps can look just a tad different.


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Posted 04/30/2017   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. The color difference is hard to tell on a computer. It is much different in person. The top one is much cleaner and bold while the lower one is undefined shapes. The top one is used and the bottom is MNH. Again thanks for any and all help.
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Posted 04/30/2017   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The mint stamp has more ink outside of the bottom of the vignette. Clearer detail in the same area of used stamp.
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Littleriverphil, I noticed that also but blaimed it on the picture. The bottom picture seems a bit out of focus. It would be nice, just for the sake of argument to see both stamps pictured in the same scan?


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Posted 04/30/2017   6:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are from the same scan. Had to break up the stamps into two files. one file was to big to upload here. Scan was with a IRIScan book executive 3. What is "the bottom of the vignette"
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Posted 04/30/2017   6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, even if they were from the same scan, they were processed different. To really compare them they need to be processed identical.
For one thing, if you look at both pictures one ( the bottom ) is not in focus and the other is. Also, one has a black background, the other white.


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Posted 04/30/2017   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just cropped them after the scan, no other editing done on them. I like to leave them untouched other them crop. Are they the same scott number or different? That is what has me confused.
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Posted 04/30/2017   7:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree the background will affect our perception of color.


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What is "the bottom of the vignette"

The vignette is the central medallion, the wagon and oxen.
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The difference could probably be attributed to one stamp being used and having been soaked from the envelope on which it did postal duty, while the second one is mint. Color seems to be deeper with stamps which have gum, again perhaps because of the lack of a bath.

Regardless, the color difference is not that significant, so these would both be within the range for the issue.
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Posted 04/30/2017   7:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for making it clear to me.
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Posted 05/01/2017   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First stamp seems slightly wetter printed and second stamp seems slightly drier printed. However, comparing a used to a mint stamp is not an equal comparison.
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