This stamp in interesting because of the color. I'm aware of the rarity of the pinkish shade, but this one is lighter and pinker
than any of my light claret or other pink-like color references, so I'd like to see if I can learn more about it.
It is a Type II 11A.
I'm about 75% sure is is a B-relief, but the oval is broken up because of the poor impression, so it is really hard to tell.
I can't see any guide dots, but maybe there is a faint one right at the upper right.
I don't see any recuts other than the inner frame lines.
I think it is a top left position 1 stamp based on the wide margins on top and left which narrows down the choices considerably.
Of the position 1, Type II stamps, it looks most like 1R3. Everything looks like it is in the right place, but some of the line thicknesses are a little different - maybe just because it is a bad impression?
Anyone else think this is a 1R3? Ot not?
And does anyone know why this is such a bad impression - it looks like something different than just a work out plate. . .the ink impression is "pitted."
And finally, does anyone know what plates the pinkish shade comes from or any other way to tell if I might have a pinkish?
I also included an image with the cancel enhanced in case that helps. . .I can't tell where it was cancelled, but maybe someone else will be able to see it.