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Franklin 1 Cent Blue Cover On Gold Paper

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Posted 12/12/2019   8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add sharons25 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone I hope all has been well with you, I have been away a while and missed the forum dearly! Right now I need help to identify an old cover, it is gold tone with a blue Franklin embossed on it. The watermark on the envelope is #6 (1882-86) with a large 82. There is also a notary seal on the envelope. I have looked for a envelope this color (GOLD) but I can't find one, can you help me to find this and identify it, photographs included. I tried my best to get the shade of the envelope so you could see it. THANKS MUCH!

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Posted 12/12/2019   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Paper identification per Scott includes shades and tones of various colors used

Catalog number depends on identification of paper color

I believe your envelope may be a shade of one of the colors identified by Scott but your image doesn't reproduce the actual color. The blue in the image appears green on my computer. Here is a scanned image of one of my envelopes. Scanned images seem to be superior to photo images.

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Posted 12/13/2019   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to vote for U116.

Based on it having a watermark number 6, it can further be identified as UPSS # 279-6 (size 7) or 282-6 (size 10).

The paper color is orange. There is no color "gold".
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