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Complete Collection Of Early Qeii Pre-decimal Side-faces 1953-56

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Posted 03/25/2020   07:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rob041256 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The complete collection of early pre-decimal stamps, including the unlisted 1956 dull yellow 6d (aka 'mellow yellow')

Translucent paper is thick paper that has the appearance of thin paper; and this can be a problem to collectors looking for thin paper stamps. No thin paper stamps were issued after 1952, though there have been translucent paper during the early part of the Queen's reign. Prominent translucent paper ('thinner' translucent paper) exists. These stamps are very scarce, especially in blocks. The transparent stamps are part of the 3d and 6d stamps.
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Even with the stamps so well displayed next to each other the color/shade differences to my eye are so slight that I cannot imagine trying to pick these out in the normal course of identifying stamps.
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Posted 03/25/2020   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi rogdcam

I agree that some do have a very slight difference, the shades are in ACSC order and though the shades can be very slight, collectors who do have some of these stamps will know what the shade is.

Also, I have replaced the original upload with the same image but with information relating to the unwatermarked and watermarked stamps.

Rob
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Posted 03/25/2020   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Rob.

Under the blocks of 4 it says No Watermark. Does the No mean a variation? I ask this because I can see a watermark

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Posted 03/25/2020   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Johan Buvelot

Thanks, didn't realise the mistake, I'm going to correct it.

Rob
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Posted 03/25/2020   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The toughest to my eye are the violet-blue and deep violet-blue. Imperceptible, at least in this photo.
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Posted 03/26/2020   02:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Prexie3c to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rob041256,

Yet again, your Australian stamp collection amazes me.

Is there any reason why the stamps were issued in so many color variations? For example, the 3#189;d and 6#189;d stamps have 4 color varieties each. And why on different types of paper?

I remember seeing covers with these stamps years ago (my late wife collected Australian covers), but with the stamps having gone through the mail system and exposed to the elements, I doubt the true original color of the stamps can be definitively determined.
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Posted 03/26/2020   02:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shermae,

Quote...'The toughest to my eye are the violet-blue and deep violet-blue. Imperceptible, at least in this photo'.

Same with my old eyes looking into this Monitor.
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I have these stamps but I like my Machins better,

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Hi shermae

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The toughest to my eye are the violet-blue and deep violet-blue. Imperceptible, at least in this photo.




Here are the two stamps enlarged. There is a slight difference, All my Australian collection goes by ACSC order, and to find the slightest shade I had to rely on the specialist I bought the stamps from, and my fiancee who has an arts degree.

Rob


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Posted 03/26/2020   07:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Jack

Machins are very beautiful stamps, I do collect some British stamps and a few high value Machins.

Rob
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Posted 03/26/2020   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robo041256,

Yes, I see a shade difference now......wasn't that easy at first.
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Posted 03/26/2020   09:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Here are the two stamps enlarged. There is a slight difference, All my Australian collection goes by ACSC order, and to find the slightest shade I had to rely on the specialist I bought the stamps from, and my fiancee who has an arts degree.


I still can't see the difference. And strangely, if you look at the perf patterns on the 2 stamps, they are identical. All the little subtle things that should look slightly different are exactly the same.

Looks like the same stamp got scanned twice... ?
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I do not understand the delta. How do you tell if the delta is a difference in ink color vs. being slightly heavier inked?
Don

Edit: I agree with shermae that the image appears to be the same stamp scanned twice.
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Posted 03/26/2020   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don.

'Your right', both sets of Perfs' look identical, Don't say much for my eyes ! or Robs friend Art degree. lol
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I was not going to weigh in on this color thread, I assume most folks are tired of hearing me harp on this topic. But this thread is a good example of the phenomenon is known as color constancy. Color constancy is a type of bias that our brains introduce which influence how we are perceiving a color of an object. For example, if you looked at a banana under a red light (making it look orange), you likely would still perceive the banana to be yellow. In this case, if told that there is a difference in the two stamps, your brain makes you see a difference.

When we see colors it is all in our heads, it is a subjective sensory perception.
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