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Help Identify Is This Scott 78B Or Another Color Variation?

 
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Posted 12/06/2019   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BlackJack2271 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this 1860s unused 24c og stamp and want to nail the color variety down.
In your opinion is it 78 lilac, 78a grayish lilac or 78b gray? To my eyes it is a 78b gray stamp but I want to hear from you what you think. Please chime in.


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Posted 12/06/2019   3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Best to place it with other 78s and then let the experts tell you what they think. Looking at colors on a single stamp from different computers is just folly.
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Posted 12/06/2019   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Due to different monitors, video cards, etc. it's difficult to establish true color representation. Best advice is as posted above and compare side by side with known examples. Great looking piece but appears to have a rusting issue that needs to be addressed quickly. Keep that one away from other stamps.
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Posted 12/15/2019   3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BlackJack2271, I won't try to ID the color for the reasons stated above. However, here are some reference images from my collection for you to view for contrast.


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Posted 12/16/2019   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BlackJack2271 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Classic Coins for posting the color variations.
My stamp placing it side by side with illustrated stamps
appears to me be a 78 lilac. The paper appears whiter than
your pictured stamps. Does this mean anything?
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Posted 12/16/2019   09:16 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Comparing colors depends upon how the original image was generated, the ambient lighting conditions, your video processor, your video drivers, your monitor, and your eyes.
In other words, it is virtually impossible.
Don
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Posted 12/16/2019   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sheetguy2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed with all advice given.....
classiccoins....the 78d looks greyish to me.( monitor, etc)
I have handled a few, with certs, and they look more obvious when seen....ex: (like a pigeon blood pink on 3c Wash,) These are 2 examples of extreme of those varieties.
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Posted 12/16/2019   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sheetguy2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
https://siegelauctions.com/imagevie...1195/148.jpg

Not talented enough to do a side by side

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Edited by sheetguy2 - 12/16/2019 09:29 am
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