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Finished (For Now) My 1851-57 3c Washington Study

 
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Posted 11/17/2019   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Any thoughts on slipping a piece of white paper behind the stamps?


You still have the plastic from the mount between your eye and the stamp.

As to how that will influence scanning, I defer to others.
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Edited by txstamp - 11/17/2019 11:43 am
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Posted 11/17/2019   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I prefer black mounts like you have. Stamps pop out more!

Just wonderful collection you put together. Thanks for posting
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Posted 11/17/2019   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A beautiful study and presentation. I can't imagine the amount of work and study required to pull off such an amazing compilation. Great work.
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Posted 11/17/2019   7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add macsyrinx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful presentation and mounting. Thanks for sharing
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Posted 11/17/2019   9:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive presentation. Thank you for posting for all of us to enjoy.

Rich
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Posted 11/18/2019   12:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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(I bid on, but did not win the Amonette color study that came up at auction a couple months ago - it went for stupid money


I was hoping to be a strong bidder on this lot. I was a 98 pound weakling in a room (proverbially speaking - I was not in attendance at the auction) full of body builders. I was humbled. Stupid money, indeed!
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Posted 11/18/2019   06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For anyone not familiar with the "stupid" money lot it was the Schuyler Rumsey October SESCAL sale Lot 1011 which sold for almost $8000 against an estimate of $2000 to $3000.

https://stampauctionnetwork.com/SR/sr8851.cfm

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Posted 11/18/2019   08:23 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can remember planning on spending stupid money in an auction that was full of awesome three cent stuff. Got beat on most of it. Even "stupid" money is a relative term.
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Posted 11/18/2019   08:27 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice presentation on the three cent shades. I am curious whether the intense OB was treated with peroxide before submission to the PF? Also wonder if the PF noted the lightened pen cancel?
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Posted 11/18/2019   09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would certainly interested in some high res scans. Even considering monitor differences it would be a great reference tool for the 3c colors.
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Posted 11/18/2019   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philazilla to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The only premium shade I did not send to the PF was the Intense OB. It not only has a lightened pen cancel, but also a nasty thin and a crease or tear at the top. It is from an Amonette color chart. I bet it was treated with peroxide before I got it and suspect that's what lightened the cancel. I also treated it with peroxide and it did not seem to alter the cancel, but it did make a drastic change in color.

Before:


After:


It is a shame this stamp has issues - it is a very pretty color.

I am reconsidering sending it in.
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Posted 11/18/2019   10:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philazilla to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a copy of Amonette's chart with the premium OB shades. I have 6 of the stamps on this chart page.

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Posted 11/18/2019   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Philazilla, as a 40-year collector of the 1851-57 3-cent imperforates, I really appreciate what you've accomplished. Beautiful stamps and presentation!
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