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Scott 35ix Thick Blotting Paper...???

 
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Posted 04/04/2020   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here are 3 Scott 35's...Does it look like Scott 35ix blotting paper..??

Robert


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Posted 04/05/2020   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add archerg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Consider the date of use (1893 or 5 Trenton CDS) versus the 1872-73 use of the scarce blotting papers, and you have your answer.
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Posted 04/05/2020   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add watermark to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Late printings of Small Queens tend to be on this very poor quality paper as opposed to early printings on the much better quality paper.
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Posted 04/05/2020   10:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you gentlemen...Understood.

Robert
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Posted 04/07/2020   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjung to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The date on the stamp may be from the 1890's but the colour of the stamp looks to be an early printing. It's an orange shade.
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Hi Robert - can you tell us the perfs on the stamps? I know monitor colour can be misleading, but they seem vermillion to me, and missing plate dots. Chris
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Posted 04/07/2020   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Chris

Scanners/cameras/monitors distort colours...below is a camera shot next to my scan.



Also have 3 more strips of 35 stamps...One strip has guide dots and 3 do not.

Robert

Sorry, forgot to add perforations 12.0 x 12.25

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Posted 04/07/2020   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lars714 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have to agree that the colour is very orange! V interesting stamps. The perfs and lack of PD do speak to a second Ottawa provenance, though. Not enough "hair" to be a thick blotting paper (IMHO). Chris
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Posted 04/07/2020   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Have to agree that the colour is very orange


Just a bad scanner...Cell picture is correct colour.
These 4 strips of three stamps are the same colour.

But as I have said before, the assigned 12.0 x 12.0 perfs leave accuracy adjustments...Below are the stamps with perforation measurements.
1 - 12.1 x 12.1
2 - 12.0 x 12.25
3 - 12.0 x 12.25
4 - 12.1 x 12.1

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The "real thing" is more towards orange yellow in shade, not the red / brown oranges of 1870/71. The print is exceptionally sharp, much like a proof. It takes a keen, experienced eye to spot one (and thousands of unsearched SQ stamps).

There are two distinguishable papers. A scan would not help as the horizontal grain is not distinct.
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