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Help Wanted Re Early 1d Western Australia Swan Issue.

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Posted 01/13/2021   6:39 pm  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
itma, do you have any of the following stamps in your collection? They only exist in yellow-ochre:

- SG 89 or SG 90 (1/2d surcharge on 1d yellow-ochre)

- SG 82 (1d yellow-ochre Crown CA perf 12)

- SG 76 (1d yellow-ochre Crown CA perf 14)

If you are able to scan any (or all) of these issues (front and back please) on the same page with the stamp in question, that should solve the colour issue and therefore decide whether it is SG 52w or SG 53w.
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Posted 01/13/2021   7:24 pm  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My comparison still has me leaning strongly towards bistre (SG 52w) when compared to the yellow-ochre 1/2d surcharge issue (SG 89 and SG 90):
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Posted 01/13/2021   8:58 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The above image is not useful, the images come from different sources.
Don
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Posted 01/14/2021   03:10 am  Show Profile Check fairdinkumstamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fairdinkumstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The above image is not useful, the images come from different sources.


Exactly why I requested a similar scan from itma in the post before that one, Don.

It is, however a useful representation of the expected colour for scanned yellow-ochre stamps and illustrates a stark contrast to the original post.

The scanner settings would have to be way off the mark in the original post to produce an image of that colour for a yellow-ochre stamp.

I have used a Canon Lide 220 scanner without any adjustment of the colour settings.

I look forward to itma's comparison scans.

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Posted 01/14/2021   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First of all, let me thank all of you who have pitched in on this topic. I certainly didn't expect it to range so far and wide.

I am in a position where I need to get rid of my collection in the next few years, so am currently trying to document what I have, so what I was really hoping for is whether I can list it as SG 52w or 53w. I bow to your more experienced opinions and will list it as "53w, or possibly 52w" since 52w has the lower CV: 9.50 vs 15.00. In any case, the stamp's condition is not all that good so it will not exactly create a major windfall one way or the other.

Fairdinkum:
My holdings of WA stamps is pretty minimal, probably 20 to 30 in all. I don't have any other copies of the bistre/ochre stamp.

Rod:
I would love to be dipping mt toes in your Western Australian tide right now. Shakespeare literally described the Canadian winter when he wrote "When icicles hang by the wall". (Photographed yesterday)

Re acquiring a copy of the Juhl study, I would love to but would be afraid that it could occupy too much time, given the amount of work I still have to do on the rest of my collection.

51Studebaker:
We have done a couple of rounds, seemingly coming from totally different directions but, deep down, I think that we have similar ideas on the problems of colour in Philately.

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So, before we waste any more time on a relatively unimportant issue, I suggest we regard this topic as closed.

Again, thanks to all for your contributions.

Frank.
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So, before we waste any more time on a relatively unimportant issue,


Maybe so,
but never underestimate how much we all learn from such an intercourse.
I for one, learnt so much, the upgrade of the perforator, the pin change, the storage of the one penny, to confuse print releases,
the damage to plate with overseas transfers, paper colour and thickness.

It was far from unimportant to me.
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It was far from unimportant to me.


Hear! Hear!
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