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Sc# 3520 Atlas Statue With Uneven Letters

 
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Posted 05/27/2019   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mstocky2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here is an interesting effect due to a minor color shift. Notice the letters in "PRESORTED" on the right stamp compared to the more typical letters on the left. Some of the letters (E, S & D) appear stretched making them much taller than the others.
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Posted 05/27/2019   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its different looking. Is that a little bit of white showing above the black angle at base too, caused by the shift?

I find it funny that they would not use the word standard under presorted if that is what is meant by std. Just that the letters - std - stamp transmitted disease? - just kidding; have another undesirous implication.

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Posted 05/27/2019   9:50 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
caused by a minor color misregistration
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Posted 05/27/2019   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure about that. I wonder if it's a counterfeit.
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Posted 05/27/2019   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The red and orange being shifted up created the negative space/white areas to create the elongated letters, so it makes sense.

I think it is genuine, but I would love to see a close up of the "ES" area of PRESORT.
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Posted 05/27/2019   11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have no doubt these are genuine, with slight ink misregistration. Looking through 7 covers bearing 3520, I find these 2, note the broken vertical bar of the T in Presorted:




And looking through 13 covers bearing 3770 (the 2003-dated version), I found at least 4 with misregistrations including these 2:




My apologies for the white background, but they are all on cover!
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Posted 05/27/2019   11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mstocky2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a closeup. There are a couple of minor color misregistrations with the key one being the black ink. The black is shifted down. This can be seen by looking the bottom edge of the black triangle as well as the white, actually yellow gap above the black triangl. The gap is caused by the shift. With the black shifted down the "ES" is elongated. The black shifted down also causes the "TE" in "TED" to appear shortened as well. As John points out the broken letters due to misregistrations are fairly common on this issue and 3770 as well. I have numerous examples of the broken letters. This one was more unusual and I thought interesting in the way the misregistration manifested on the stamp.
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Posted 05/28/2019   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. I can't think of another minor color shift where something quite this odd occurs.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 05/28/2019 10:10 am
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Posted 05/28/2019   10:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mstocky2 -

I have several copies that look just like your stamp. As others have said, this is quite common and was discovered when this stamp was first issued, as it was written about in Linn's Stamp News many years ago.

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Posted 05/29/2019   01:40 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

more dramatic example

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