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Early Norway - Eye Test

 
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Posted 05/05/2020   11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Submitted for your examination and comments. This is probably Scott 24, a 5 ore Ultra. But, that was difficult to determine based on the poor print quality and the cancellation. I thought at first it was 3 ore, but Retro Reveal did a great job in pulling out the denomination and some underlying features.

So, does this look like a heavily oxidized 5 ore? The NORGE is obviously Sans Serif font and I can't really tell if the post horn is shaded or not.

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I'd say that you have unshaded post horn, meaning you have the 1882-93 issue. This means that the colour is in the grey-green range (there are a number of shades), not ultramarine / blue etc.

I managed to lose my copy of Facit 'before the storm' and haven't got a new one yet, so I can't tell you the dimensions of the two dies in this issue, which come in 'large' or 'small' sizes. My inclination is that you have the 'small' die because the value inscription is very neat.
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i agree with the 1882-93 determination by Tim H. Norge in sans-serif capitals, horn unshaded And Scott lists the color differences for the 5 ore as bluegreen, grey green, emerald, and yellow green.
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Thanks for your help. Filed as Scott 39.
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