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Posted 06/16/2020   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add centralsmitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,
Can anyone comment on the attached stamps? I know there were both engraved and litho versions of these stamps, but the one on the left is green as opposed to blue. Also, having trouble finding information on the Web about the brown 6 centavos stamp. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Posted 06/16/2020   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 6 centavo is lilac it is engraved .
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Posted 06/16/2020   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More details on these issues:(If in doubt ;the aluminium foil test)
http://www.paperheritage.co.uk/arti...86-ptgs.html
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Posted 06/16/2020   7:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Look to Scott #99 for the green one centavo, the 1900 issue. You don't typically need aluminum foil, and find that thin enough to work well is a challenge. Just rub your finger lightly over the stamp. You'll feel the roughness caused by the raised ink on the engraved issues and the lithos will be as smooth as the proverbial baby's behind.
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Posted 06/16/2020   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If in doubt ;the aluminium foil test


What is that test?
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Posted 06/17/2020   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Use a very thin piece of aluminum foil and place it over the top of the stamp, then rub it. Because the engraved issue have a ridge of ink up from the paper surface the design will show through on the foil. With lithographed issue there is no ridge and the foil will be blank.
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Posted 06/18/2020   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, billsey. I'll give it a try next time I'm stumped.
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