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France #102A But Wrong Color

 
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Posted 04/15/2021   3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add DonL to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have what appears to be a France #102a (violet on yellow paper) but the stamp color is wrong. It is 75 centime, type II, perf 14 X 13 1/2, no watermark. The paper looks yellow rather than orange, hence my inclination towards #102a. But the stamp itself looks green rather than violet. I included a scan of both this stamp and a #102 (violet on orange paper) next to it so you can compare the color from my scanner. Any idea why the color is green?


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Posted 04/15/2021   3:08 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The usual suspects are light or chemical damage.
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Search this forum for "colour changeling" or "color changeling"
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Posted 04/15/2021   11:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonL to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, Thanks for the tip. I found an article on color changelings and discovered that violet can become blue or occasionally green when the red is removed. Even found one similar example of just such a color change among the illustrations.
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