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Is This A Us #361? Blue Paper

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Posted 04/03/2020   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any help would be great. Thanks





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Posted 04/03/2020   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, I do not believe this stamp to be the third known used copy of Scott 361.
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Posted 04/03/2020   09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 04/03/2020   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is and how strong is the watermark on your stamp? When you back light it, does the watermark appear extremely strong or is it difficult to see?
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Posted 04/03/2020   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might flip the query around and ask you why you think that it is.

For me the blue shade is wrong. The odds also extremely disfavor it being a 361 and the probability does mean something.

Edit: It would be very useful if you scanned the stamp against an orange background.
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Posted 04/03/2020   10:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And it would be helpful to be alongside a normal paper example as well. Scan the back of both together.
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Posted 04/03/2020   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
blue paper stamps are actually grey. they also have very strong watermarks. poor wiping of the plate will also give a blue paper look to the front. both rodgcams and revcollector's method sugguestions are the way to go
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Posted 04/03/2020   1:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Greyish"


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Posted 04/03/2020   1:55 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Blue paper on left, orange background makes it stand out.



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Posted 04/03/2020   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is clearly blue paper. You can also see the fibers when I zoom in with s microscope
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Posted 04/03/2020   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are you sure the blue you are seeing isn't setoff? In any case, 361 is valuable enough that, if you are convinced of its identity, you should have it certified. Personally, I side with others in this thread highly unlikely that it is a 361, if for no other reason than the probability against "finding one in the wild". But I wish you luck it would be nice to actually see a rarity uncovered for a change.
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Posted 04/03/2020   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"This is clearly blue paper".

Then send it to the PF for a cert. It does not appear to be one on my screen, but they will be able to tell you for sure.
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Posted 04/03/2020   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You will of course show us the cert. upon arrival.
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Posted 04/03/2020   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nano - I am not sure what fibers you are seeing. This paper will help you to understand what bluish paper actually means:

http://wyzaerd-pf-prod.s3.amazonaws...layPaper.pdf
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Posted 04/03/2020   11:14 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
blue setoff on normal paper
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