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US C23 Color Variations

 
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Posted 11/15/2018   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gettinold to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi

C23 listed in Scott with two shades of blue: Ultramarine and Dark Blue. I've been digging around on the internet trying to find some examples to distinguish between the two and haven't had success as far as this stamp goes. If someone can look at this image and give an opinion as to the shade of blue my level of frustration would be greatly reduced.






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Posted 11/15/2018   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A larger scan would be useful but be aware that differences in lighting and appearance on computer monitors will easily throw off the color we see. This I believe is accurate for online color, lot 523:
https://stampauctionnetwork.com/f/f6030.cfm
When comparing, cover over the red eagle and central part and compare colors in the darkest parts of the design, in the top tablet and the lower corners.
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Posted 11/15/2018   6:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wrong tread I think
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Posted 11/15/2018   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
C23a



C23

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Posted 11/15/2018   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hope this image is more helpful:


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Posted 11/15/2018   10:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John Hotchner wrote about this in the July 17, 2017 US Notes column in Linn's; here is a link.

https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamp...erified.html

He did a earlier column on May 15, 2017, but I don't have a link to it. Perhaps with some research you can locate it.
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Posted 11/16/2018   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
MML

Thank you. I was able to locate it. Interesting perspective on this particular issue. The problem I have encountered was mentioned by hy-brasil in his post. Computer images don't always reflect actual colors. Perfect example is the shade of red on my posted image and rogdcam's. Can there be two shades of carmine?
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Posted 11/17/2018   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What are people's thoughts on these two stamps?


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