Can someone tell me what I have here id like to think U312 or U313 but im starting to go crazy all the differnt pictures etc. Id like to know what type of paper they are die and the watermark is US double lined and wrapped together. Bottom of the S
Paper appears to be oriental buff and the stamp impression is Scott type U71. This makes your envelopes Scott U313. As determining color from a scan can be questionable, these could be U311 (white) or U312 (amber) or U313 (oriental buff) with major toning. Look inside of the envelopes to get a better idea of the paper color.
White is but some early whites are slightly yellow; amber is a yellow; oriental buff is a pink.
Watermark 7 is a double line US with the U & S in definite embrace. They are completely overlapped. Watermark 8 also features a double U & S but the S is only wrapped around the right upright of the U. Pictures of both are in the forward of the section on stamped envelopes and wrappers in the Scott Specialized.
Another thing you can do. Several posts on this forum have in the past shown a variety of colors compared to one another. Use the 'search' function on every page in this forum. The reason I am suggesting this is because every time one takes a picture the color or hue tends to be different - the most reliable way might be scanning but even that is not trustworthy enough!
Are you comparing your envelopes to white or to blue? In the scan with the the 2c circular die the envelope in question appears to be off white which is normal for this issue. In the larger scan the reference envelope appears to be blue and the questionable envelope still seems to be off white. You can be certain by sending your envelope off to an expert or to one of the expertizing services such as APEX or PF.
Same 2 envelopes in both pictures and its being compared to an off white, im 31 and never thought id be so interested and so confused about something so simple yet complex ..thank you to everyone that helps me her now and in the future..