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China Northeastern Provinces #3

 
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Posted 02/25/2020   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NicholasC to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Everything about this stamp screams Scott #3 of Northeastern Provinces, except the color. It is listed as green, but this is awfully faded to be originally green. Thoughts?

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Posted 02/25/2020   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As you probably know already, the underlying $10 puppet govt./occupation stamp doesn't exist in this color, as far as what few deeper references I have. There are unoverprinted proofs of that stamp but all I've ever seen was the sage green color, for whatever that is worth.

Rather than strict fading, best guess is that it's a color changeling caused by oxidation/sulfurization or other chemicals. I have no examples to show. If you care or dare to try, a short bath of a top corner in standard hydrogen peroxide might restore the green. That stuff will fade the violet postmark.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 02/25/2020 6:39 pm
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Posted 02/25/2020   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NicholasC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the reply. There is a greenish tint to the color, so I'm going to assume it's the correct stamp washed out or otherwise faded, at least for the purpose of filling the space in the album.
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