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What Is This 2-Cent Stamp From 1871 With "Us.inter.rev" And "Proprietary"? (See Pic)

 
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Posted 07/22/2020   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add niosurfer to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I wasn't able to find it on my Scott Catalog :(



Thanks!

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Looks like a RB2 to me. Anyone else?
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Yes. Just look under "revenue" in the specialized and go no further than the fist issue

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Looks like a RB2 to me. Anyone else?


In what section do I find that in the US Scott Specialized catalog? What does RB stand for?
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Posted 07/22/2020   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add niosurfer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh I see, Proprietary Stamps! Thank you!
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Posted 07/22/2020   2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the violet paper.
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This is the violet paper.


I see RB2a. But how can you tell the difference between violet paper and green paper?
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Actually there are three papers; violet, green, and intermediate (which usually looks greenish but is actually a violet paper). Besides a direct comparison, the best way to be sure of which paper it is is actually by the vignette. Although Scott lists both as being black, the green paper vignettes are actually sepia. And they tend to have a shadow on the reverse as well. With the intermediate papers, the vignette is also black. And they glow violet under UV, whereas the green paper glows bright green. Which is why they are considered violet papers, even when they look greenish to the naked eye.
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