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King Edward - What Is This Stamp ?

 
 
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Poland
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Posted 10/21/2019   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add sopotsopot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Stamp MLH OG

denomination probably 5c
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Posted 10/21/2019   08:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yorkie68 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Assuming some kind of essay or proof ?
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Posted 10/21/2019   09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGVIStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it is a frame die proof. This plus a second printing which included the country and value would make up the completed stamp.
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Poland
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Posted 10/21/2019   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sopotsopot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In place of the denomination you can see very delicate 5c in blue
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Posted 10/21/2019   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can you detect a country name in the top panel? It looks to me that the country name and denomination have faded to almost nothing (due to sunlight exposure?).

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Edited by Trainwreck - 10/21/2019 09:57 am
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Posted 10/21/2019   10:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Given that the 5 is still visible, guessing this might be a changeling per Trainwreck's post. Could be intentional or not.
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Posted 10/21/2019   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sopotsopot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect it could be British Honduras SG82 KEVII ???
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Posted 10/21/2019   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sopotsopot, a look with UV light might well be helpful here.
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Poland
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Posted 10/21/2019   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sopotsopot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately I do not have a UV lamp, but I will try to ask in the area.
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Posted 10/21/2019   1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I's think washed chemically rather than faded. It's tough for uv exposure to fade quite this far. It was likely on it's way to pretending to be a higher value.
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Posted 10/21/2019   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sopotsopot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps it was so. I am only wondering about the very good condition of the gums. In addition, this stamp cost me a dozen cents
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It is chemically treated. There are a lot of solvents that affect ink but do not affect gum. For example, a previous chemical used for inexpensive watermark fluid did not bother gum but would make ink run on photogravure stamps. A chemical engineer collector told me that most if not all US stamps with a missing color could be made with one chemical or another.
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