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Posted 12/14/2019   07:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add sharons25 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have two covers both Washington 2 cent that I need help to ID, they are both on Amber paper and embossed in the wrong location. Is there a technical term for covers like this? Photographs attached.

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Posted 12/15/2019   8:05 pm  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
new to the site, but am surprised no one has offered an opinion. My thinking is they are good examples of errors and may be of value to those who collect them.
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Posted 12/15/2019   10:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First of all, where does "amber" come from? It does not look like it even with the blue flash being used. Do the covers really look like this viewed on your computer or phone vs. in real life? You need to give us something better to start on. An amber paper is a pastel-like yellow color. See:
which, scans or not, are pretty accurate if not spot on. Your exact design is shown in the poster shown by studebaker51.

So Scott U411 if on white paper, U412 if on amber paper. The indicium looks to be Die 3, so then more specifically U411b or U412b.

These fall into the broad EFO (errors, freaks, oddities) category. Printing mistakes like this (reversed, albino/no ink, upside down, double overprints, etc.) are rather common in US stamped envelopes. They might sell for $5 up as the basic envelope is extremely common and very cheap. So, something of value there but not huge rarities.

sharons25, your patience is appreciated, but if Chipshot thinks SCF is supposed to be the home of the instant answer, he's got another thing coming.
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