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Odd Pattern On A 1c Kestrel Stamp

 
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Posted 03/27/2020   3:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ruderat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm trying to understand the pattern at the bottom of this stamp. How would this happen? Have you seen it before?
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Posted 03/27/2020   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it came off another piece of envelope while soaking a bunch of stamps

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Posted 03/27/2020   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a security pattern from the inside of an envelope transferred somehow.
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Posted 03/27/2020   3:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ruderat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree it looks like a pattern from a security envelope. If this were the case I would expect the transfer of blue, but a transfer of white also occurred then, and who prints white on a white envelope? Look close and you'll see there is color in the undamaged margin which gradients to pure white where the pattern exists.
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I believe the top half of the stamp has absorbed some brown stain, leading you to your erroneous conclusion.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 03/27/2020 4:01 pm
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Posted 03/27/2020   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does it show up on the back too?
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Posted 04/20/2020   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ruderat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The back is completely white. Also, I checked the stamp to several others and there does not appear to be any brown staining.
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