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Identifying Color Difference In Postage Due Stamps

 
 
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Posted 08/16/2019   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Boowaboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone. I came across a bunch of postage due stamps recently and I have been having trouble figuring out which year each is. All of the designs look identical from 1894 up to 1930. I'm aware to tell the difference is the color. Could I have some opinions on the color pattern of these stamps so I'll be able to figure out the corresponding year?

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Posted 08/16/2019   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To tell the difference, start with the perforation rate, then (if applicable) the watermark, then lastly the shade. Have you determined the perforation rate of each of your stamps?

Most collectors will be satisfied with the basic Scott catalog number and leave the shade determination until they have considerable quantities of each # if they ever choose to go that far.
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Posted 08/16/2019   10:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Boowaboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
By my measurements they are all gauge 11. Making them all 1917 issued. I have the scott written down for each now.

Thanks for the help!
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Posted 08/16/2019   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, they are all perf 11.
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