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George Washington 1 Cent Supposed To Be Green Why This One Is Black?

 
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Posted 04/10/2021   1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cumer Canitez to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have got this stamp in the color of Black? is it Black or something like the color has faded?..

The picture is one scanned and one taken by phone camera,


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Posted 04/10/2021   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The second picture is clearly green to me


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Posted 04/10/2021   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp color likely darkened from exposure to the elements (possibly oxidation).
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Posted 04/10/2021   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If this green to black is due to sufuretting/oxidation would peroxide bring back the green color?
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Edited by redwoodrandy - 04/10/2021 5:40 pm
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Posted 04/10/2021   8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've treated many orange stamps with peroxide, but no green ones.

For more info, check Stamp Smarter:

https://stampsmarter.org/learning/H...idation.html
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Posted 04/12/2021   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first photo definitely looks black but the second clearly looks green to me. It looks like two photos of the same stamp when looking at the details but other than the background color are there any other difference in the photos? Was one a scan and the other a photo or was the lighting different? The red mark in the upper left and right corners seem to stand out more in the top photo, are the color levels skewed in that photo?
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Posted 04/12/2021   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why is it black? Those things, color-changelings, can happen with green stamps:



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