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Help With A 2c Columbian Cut Square

 
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Posted 08/10/2022   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Harper1249 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been sorting through some stamped envelopes and cut squares and I came across this odd looking one. I'm only seeing the 2c appearing in violet and its variations and do not see any reference to a "gray" 2c from the 1893 issue. If you look at the image closely around the "1892" you can see a faint violet hue. Wondering if it's a color changeling or a misprint. Also, would this be from Die 95C? Any insight would be very much appreciated.

(Full disclosure: It's possible I will put this and others up on eBay as this isn't one of the areas I collect).

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Posted 08/10/2022   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a changeling to me


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Posted 08/10/2022   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My bet is on faded.
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There is a Die 95C that is mistakenly printed in dark slate and is an error of color but your item is a changeling. Difficult to say weather environmental factors or deliberate intervention is responsible for the change in color but even the paper has been affected.
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Posted 08/11/2022   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Harper1249 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I figured it was a changeling. Thank you all for looking at it.
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