Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Scott #1254-1257 Color Variation

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 811Next Topic  
Valued Member

208 Posts
Posted 04/29/2020   5:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Magguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Posted this in a Facebook group. Neither plate block is tagged, all the words and numerals on the right plate block are uniformed on all 4 stamps, and are brown/slight golden brown. Anyone seen this verity before?
Send note to Staff

Valued Member
208 Posts
Posted 04/29/2020   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Magguss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It also looks a lot more brown in person
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Canada
1194 Posts
Posted 04/29/2020   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just an idea, but does it have an odor, like old smoke from cigarettes? Or maybe it is toned from light exposure, chemicals, or humidity/moisture from storage in glassine/paper?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
208 Posts
Posted 04/29/2020   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Magguss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No none of that. My thought was something like that, or faded/chemically altered at first. But the other colors, carimine and green, seem fairly in line color wise between the two blocks, and black would be the last to fade in between the three colors. Plus if it was something like cigarette, it wouldn't explain the uniformed color of all numbers and lettered of the right hand block.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by Magguss - 04/29/2020 11:27 pm
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2721 Posts
Posted 04/30/2020   12:20 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is likely it is color contamination (mixing of the red and green)
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
208 Posts
Posted 04/30/2020   12:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Magguss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So would that make it a black omitted? Even if that was the case though, why would the black on the left block consist of black, carmine and green?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
3804 Posts
Posted 04/30/2020   12:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect you have the same Giori press inking variance as shown in this thread on the 4 cent Whooping Crane issue:

http://goscf.com/t/61695
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
208 Posts
Posted 04/30/2020   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Magguss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if that is the same, since the colors are still consistent on your link vs my blocks where the black itself is a different color.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by Magguss - 04/30/2020 1:31 pm
Valued Member
21 Posts
Posted 04/30/2020   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mike2006 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would have to agree with eyeonwall, that this was caused by ink contamination.

Although it is most likely just the red ink that mixed with the black. This can result in a brownish or maroon color.

See the pic below of the #702 "Red Cross" issue. Which in this case, the black ink contaminated the red ink of the cross, but the results would be similar.
I have seen the #702 error with various shades depending on the amount of contamination.



Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2721 Posts
Posted 05/01/2020   12:18 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I should have said red mixed into the black as Mike said
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 811Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2021 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.14 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05