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Posted 05/04/2021   04:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add obieblue to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just have a real quick question ; does this stamp have the wrong color? I believe its a 1908 Austrian 5 Heller Stamp which typically come in a green shade, this stamp on the other hand is the same color blue as the higher denomination of its series the 25 Heller. Is this a color mistake or am I just reaching to far?
Please clue me in, thanks obieblue


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Posted 05/04/2021   05:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably a "colour changeling"
Green is known to turn to blue / ish with loss of pigmentation on some stamps.
Not seen it on this issue before.
Suggest Light damage.

Search "Stampsmarter" under changeling.
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Edited by rod222 - 05/04/2021 05:05 am
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Posted 05/04/2021   06:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add obieblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

thank you for suggesting fading, and I did think of the possibility but it truly is a different color tone then the green see my photo.

so if you never heard of it does this make my stamp an error stamp and a real variety of the 5 Heller stamp?
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Posted 05/04/2021   06:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add obieblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 05/04/2021   06:29 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More information here (note section on green stamps turning blue)
https://stampsmarter.org/learning/A...gelings.html
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Posted 05/04/2021   06:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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so if you never heard of it does this make my stamp an error stamp and a real variety of the 5 Heller stamp?


No, sorry, you may wish to mount it on an album page to show, and educate a "colour changeling"

Value : 5c

(I have over 40 "colour changelings from all countries)
It is basically damage.

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Posted 05/09/2021   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My is still green, hence it has not been damaged!
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Posted 05/09/2021   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are correct, not Light or chemically damaged.
Nonetheless, still damaged
EVERY stamp that has been through the mail is damaged in one form or another, but that's OK.
We all get wrinkled with age.

Your stamp tells a story, when it travelled, and where it came from.

The teeth to me suggests, it has been kicking around in a shoebox, or a plastic container, where it has collected dust on the teeth edge, given the right humidity, that will turn into "rusting"

Treat it well, it has lasted all it's life, till it got to you.
You are its caretaker.


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Edited by rod222 - 05/09/2021 7:47 pm
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Posted 05/09/2021   7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When the yellow fades from green, blue is left.
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Posted 05/12/2021   03:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add obieblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
so what are you talking about the stamp is even on a different paper than the other one I have that are all similar shade of green.
somebody accidently must of used the wrong color during production and paper making it a transitional error
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Posted 05/12/2021   05:19 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm afraid that we'll just have to differ. You can keep it as a "transitional error" and others will regard it as a changeling. These stamps were printed on different papers over time.
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