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Is This Difference Enough To Consider Bluish? 1c Franklin P12

 
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Posted 02/09/2019   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dronen71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
it can be 3 type as I can se

p12 1c green franklin, ink on the back so "flat"

#331 DW p12

#357 bluish p12

#374 SW p12


the two at the bottom are significantly darker regardless of light and background, a pair




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Posted 02/09/2019   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are significantly dirtier.
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Posted 02/09/2019   1:22 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Dronen71,
You can safely assume that the overwhelming majority of stamp are the common varieties. Please also note that if you post thread after thread asking if you have any rare stamps you may notice that many people will stop responding to your posts.
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Posted 02/09/2019   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dronen71 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

ok, still trying to learn but then tell me what questions are really allowed here?
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Posted 02/09/2019   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bottom pair looks like the normal, but dirty/'dyed'. There appears to be a brown component to the paper coloration which doesn't make it bluish. Genuine bluish paper is more grayish than brownish. Your stamps may have come on a brown envelope, and was soaked long enough that the color in the envelope turned the water brown, then the stamps brown. Or it could have been done on purpose to mislead. Scans are not perfect communicators of color, so take my opinion with that grain of salt.
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Posted 02/10/2019   10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dronen71,
As the person who directed you to looking at this...
First, use orange for contrast, not yellow. (If you can find yellow paper, you can find an orange one). It's better for contrast.
Second, learn the difference between "toning" and "grey". What you have is a toned pair. That happens when paper turns brown. Wood is mainly consist of cellulose fiber, which is white in color and lignin, which is brown in color. It is this lignin, which eventually turns paper yellow/brownish due to oxidation. The lignin molecules, when exposed to oxygen in the air, begin to change and become less stable.
You're seeing a difference in paper toning against a yellow contrast field. If it doesn't look greyish, bluish, it's just toned paper.
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Posted 02/10/2019   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, compare the color to the pair I showed you in the original post. The one on the LEFT in that post is Blusish paper, which looks NOTHING like your post above.
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