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Basic Question About The Color Variation For A Washington 2 Cent Stamp

 
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Posted 04/07/2021   01:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mforder to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just realized that I posted this original to the wrong section of the site.


Hello all,

I have a basic general question about the two stamps that came from the "Steele Box". For an untrained eye these stamps appear to be the same but yet the red are different. Could someone please tell me what the two colors are and if there is a Scortt number for each of the,

I realize that these are common stamps but I just don't understand the color thing?

Thank you,


---Mark



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Posted 04/07/2021   02:33 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bottom stamp is a variety referred to as 'Lake' color, try #219D
https://stampsmarter.org/features/Id_US_RegA.html
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Posted 04/07/2021   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mforder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Don,

Thank you VERY MUCH. I wish I had that site early on, it's great!

---Mark

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Posted 04/07/2021   8:10 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"but I just don't understand the color thing"

Back then they had trouble matching colors between different print runs of the same stamp and reds were probably the most problematic.
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