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Help Identification Please, Is This A U318?

 
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Posted 02/05/2020   03:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dgwhite87 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Postal stationery is very new to me and I don't own a scotts speciality catalogue. Can you help me identify this?

I think its a u318 but I'm not sure. Also, I see the scotts catalogue lists squares and also unused whole covers. Is there a price difference for used covers?

Thanks for any help!







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Posted 02/05/2020   09:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of toning in the scan of the front. What color is it inside?
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I would say 318 is correct white paper. the paper on the left side is much lighter and the embossed head is whiter than the whole envelope.
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This is the "G" in POSTAGE from a known U318. Compare it to the "G" in your envelope and tell us what you find. Or, post a higher resolution scan of just the indicium so we can have a better look.

While you are at it, tell us what the watermark is, and the size of the envelope (length by width). We might be able to eliminate some possibilities.
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Rather than start a new thread I'll post this question here as it is somewhat related. I have a U71 with a break in the outer frame line. I don't see anything listed in Scott Specialized regarding varieties other than envelope color. How common is this? I haven't seen anything like it before.





The overall appearance of the cut square above seems to be different. I'm thinking under inking may be a factor.
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". . . U71 with a break in the outer frame line. . . ." - This is s known die variety. I have 24 scans of this particular one.

"The overall appearance of the cut square above seems to be different." - To my eye, it is quite typical.
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Posted 02/06/2020   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. Haven't seen it before.
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