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1294B $1 Eugene O'neill Black Violet Variety

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Posted 09/07/2017   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add DNPyeatt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone seen the black violet variety of $1 Eugene O'Nell (1294b) for sale anywhere? If so what did sell for? The CV is about $100 for mint NH single, but I have never seen one offered anywhere.
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Posted 09/07/2017   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DNPyeatt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! The final bid for the mint stamp was $450. It will be interesting to see if any other information comes to light.
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Posted 09/07/2017   5:34 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Be patient. I looked for 1294b for a couple of years. Then, about a year and a half ago, I finally stumbled across a well-centered mint one for $75.
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I see the plate block that did not sell in auction. It has a plate # 32902, does this mean that every plate # 32902 is the color error? I ask because I do have the same plate block in the lower left and the stamps appear to be different color than the others I have. I will post a pic after dinner.
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Posted 09/07/2017   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thepackrat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the plate block I have. I do have others but I cannot get to them at this time but I am not sure what plate numbers those are. In hand, the plate block # 32902 color difference seems more noticeable than the scan. Thanks for any help.
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Posted 09/07/2017   8:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thepackrat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about this full sheet? Does this look like the rare variation?
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Posted 09/07/2017   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is on my want list.
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It has a plate # 32902, does this mean that every plate # 32902 is the color error?


I don't believe that is the case.
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Posted 09/08/2017   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DNPyeatt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"thePackrat" I don't believe the full sheet is one of the varieties. The black violet is really much darker the shades of violet on the normal stamps.
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Posted 09/09/2017   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thepackrat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I did not think it was. But what about the plate block I have scanned. In hand there is a color difference between the two.
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Posted 09/09/2017   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DNPyeatt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The plate block is the right number of error color, but I don't think it is black violet. This article has a photograph that shows the difference: http://linns.com/news/us-stamps-pos...s-stamp.html Of course if you think it might be the color error you could it submit it for expert certification.
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Posted 09/09/2017   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone know why the paper always looks brighter on the black violet variety?

Is it because the black violet ink wipes cleaner than the normal ink?
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Posted 09/13/2017   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DNPyeatt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a good question bookbndrbob. There is notable difference in the brightness of the papers.
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Posted 09/14/2017   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DNPyeatt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
51studebaker thanks for the tip on where to find one of these. The seller had another one offered! In searching for the elusive 1294b I found an eBay seller offering a 1294 VAR with a red violet color error. Can't find any additional information on it. Anyone come across it before?
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