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Posted 04/15/2018   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Pete2226 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This stamp belongs to a friend of my son, so I have not actually seen the stamp in person. It appears to be green rather than blue. I do not where to go to pursue an explanation. I have been told the color in the photo is true.


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Posted 04/15/2018   10:34 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the paper toned, it would turn yellow. Yellow + blue = green.
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Posted 04/15/2018   10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pete2226 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Don. Now can you help me determine if it is 179 or 185?

I am thinking it is 179 because 179 is identified in the ancient book I have as "1875 Continental Printing - Yellowish Hard Paper"
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Posted 04/15/2018   10:58 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I lean toward a 179 too but would verify by looking closer at the perf tips.
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Don,

Please explain what you would look for at the perf tips?
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I agree, 179 is most likely. The perfs are sharp and clean without a lot of fibers at the tips. That is usual with hard paper; soft paper usually has a lot of fibers.
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Thanks, revcollector, learn something new every day. Now to go through my collection and look at perf tips.
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