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Posted 04/20/2019   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another good color name: ultramarine.
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Posted 04/20/2019   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple of color names I've only ever seen in a stamp catalogue: One is reseda, which, if I'm not mistaken was once used in a Scott catalogue years ago for one of the early Belgian stamps, possibly late 19th or early 20th century. I could not find it in a recent (2015) catalogue so, possibly they just changed it to light green, (which is how the dictionary defines it) to avoid confusion. The name is also a town name and refers to a section of the San Fernando Valley, the suburban area to the northwest of Los Angeles. The other color name that I've only ever seen in a catalogue is "new blue" a bright blue fairly popular on British stamps, and so, described as such in Stanley Gibbons. This 4 P Machin stamp (SG Y1669) is in new blue
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Posted 04/21/2019   02:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Learn something new every day. I'd never heard of reseda as a color term before. Some friends of mine used to live in the town you mentioned, though.
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Posted 04/21/2019   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
flyspeck - (n) A minute detail often overlooked except when it greatly enhances the value of a stamp. (v) The search for minute details in a stamp that greatly enhance its selling price. This is often done when "making up" an auction listing.

minor fault(s) - while almost if not completely invisible to the human eye these can greatly decrees what your might sell a stamp for but have a lessor effect on its estimated value when the stamp is offered for sale.

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Edited by hoosierboy - 04/21/2019 08:58 am
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Posted 04/23/2019   11:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scribe3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For me the colors Sepia and Bistre Brown. Also partial to Se-tenant.
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Posted 05/09/2019   12:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another term I just remembered today, because I had occasion to use it in another thread (the one on the 5 pound Queen Victoria stamp: "unexploded" used to describe an intact booklet pane with all elements undisturbed: covers, the panes themselves, stitches or staples, any interleaves, advertising, etc. The word evokes visions of long buried bombs in the East End of London, and brave young men going to attempt to defuse them... Luckily, most booklet panes don't require defusing
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Posted 05/10/2019   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with KGV Collector- "kiloware" is pretty cool!
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Posted 06/18/2019   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Outremer01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Erilaz hit on my favourite - ultramarine, although I prefer the French, outremer.

Especially as it also means "overseas", which I was for the greater part of my working days as a field support representative.
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Posted 06/18/2019   12:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Arrows2Atoms to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have been collecting since 1991, but to be honest, it was only about 8-9 years ago when I starting interacting with other collectors in person that I realized tete-beche was NOT pronounced "tee-tee-bee-chee."
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Posted 06/18/2019   12:57 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of my friends failed his audition for the school play after he pronounced "tête-à-tête" as "teat a teat" ...
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Posted 06/18/2019   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kiloware...killer whale...Kilauea

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Posted 06/19/2019   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone mentioned 'Cinderella'? Always find that term amusing in philately.
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Posted 06/19/2019   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add howell1018 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Philatelist. When I tell people I am one they think I'm some kind of deviant.
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Posted 06/19/2019   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Philatelist. When I tell people I am one they think I'm some kind of deviant.


That's OK.
the problem lies with the person whom judged you so.
Their opinion has nothing to do with you, unless you decide to own it.

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Posted 06/19/2019   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definately not my favorite. "Unused" A broad term used to describe a used uncancelled stamp in order to try and justify a higher selling price. As if it was mint!
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Edited by No1philatelist - 06/19/2019 11:35 pm
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