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US 1938 Airmail 6c - What Caused Parts Of The Red Eagle To Turn Orange?

 
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Posted 07/23/2020   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add souldjer777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good Morning All,

I was wondering if someone could tell me what made parts of the red eagle turn orange. What chemical exactly. You'll notice the blue ink and the black cancel are unchanged.

Thanks!

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Posted 07/23/2020   11:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Light? Chemical ? Most likely light in my opinion

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Posted 07/23/2020   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Long-term light exposure tends to give even fading. This stamp does not exhibit that, but rather it shows a splotchy discoloration of chemical splashes. Without trial and error, it is quite difficult to determine what chemical caused the bleaching.
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Posted 07/23/2020   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revinmn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The design is missing in the orange parts as well. Has to be chemical.
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