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Posted 11/15/2019   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Laurie 02 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So by my reconning I get mid 1862 rose #65 but is there anything on the cover like the cancel that could date it?


And the stamp...
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Posted 11/15/2019   05:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Glenn Estus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has to be later than 1863 since Chisago Lake was a PO from 1863-1877
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Posted 11/15/2019   05:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent info thank you Glenn!
So the stamp is printed mid 1862 and usage is from 1863
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Posted 11/15/2019   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Assistance in Dating A Cover Please"

Keep cool, walk right up, and ask the cover for a date. What's the worst that can happen? So the cover says, 'No'. There are more fish in the sea.


Oh, that's not what you meant? I got nothing for you. Sorry.
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Posted 11/15/2019   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/15/2019   7:26 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Laurie, how are you figuring that it's '63, just asking.

This stamp was printed in 55 different hues/shades, all depending on the year and part of the year. The shades are well documented.

From your image, it's not possible for anyone to know the actual shade/hue of this stamp. But from what I've learned about this issue, and I've studied it for a good 7-8 years now, most of the muted, lighter hues were later in the years rather than earlier. '65 - '67 are where we find more dull and pale colors.

So, I thought I'd toss that out there....I've got at least 75 covers with the 1863 date, many late October, November, and nothing with a stamp with a color as light as your image.... BUT, I do have them in '65 and '66 with colors that light.

My guess is '65 or '66....hope this is helpful, Ray
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Posted 11/15/2019   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Ray Mac I got the Scott colour chart for this stamp and it matches the rose that was used for the printing from mid 1862 to the next change of colour.
Same with me I have over 300 stamps 64 and 65 all different colours!
Cheers
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