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Is This A Mould Spores On This Stamp?

 
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Posted 03/02/2021   07:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add akommar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I was wondering if on the attached images it is the mold/fungus spores at the marked places. I presume if this is the case I need to isolate or even destroy the itemů What do you think?

Thanks in advance
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Posted 03/02/2021   07:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like typical "toning" to me. No need to destroy anything.
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Posted 03/02/2021   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add akommar to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. I am specifically concerned about the one on the left side. It looks rather reddish and wide. Is there a second or third opinion from someone in the forum?
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Posted 03/02/2021   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add aucguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might think in the line of a substance that came in contact with the block ( oily food or liquid particle). The bottom center stain I would say is definitely a contact stain. I have seen old rubber bands leave a similar type of stain.
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Posted 03/02/2021   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It could be, but toning spots can come in a variety of shades, that looks like others I've seen. No need to destroy a nice block.
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Posted 03/02/2021   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More like "age spots" originally in the paper by appearing at a later time caused by oil, dirt , etc., as explained by several other posts. Do not attempt to remove, Akommar... that will damage the gum and may cause problems on the printed side.
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Posted 03/03/2021   02:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add akommar to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much to everyone who replied. It really helps.
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