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Are These Two Shades Of #29B?

 
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Posted 09/13/2022   12:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Riley111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
...or is the second stamp the rare greyish purple shade?
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Posted 09/13/2022   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Riley111 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Should read "Two" shades...
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Posted 09/13/2022   08:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Riley. Looks to me like the left one is faded. It is probably not a good idea to try to ID shades or hues on used stamps - even the left cancel looks faded


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Opinion
Used stamps with prominent black postmarks,
always look darker, from the scanner interpretation.
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Posted 09/13/2022   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, those are both 29b (red lilac). 29b has a distinct greyish cast, similar to 29, but is perf 11.5x12, instead of perf 12, that's the easiest way to tell it from 29.

Some scans below (typical caveat of shades with my scanner, etc.). If those aren't distinct enough, I can pull some others for reference.

~Greg

29a (greyish purple, different perf)


29 (grey violet)


29b (red lilac)


29i (purple)


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Interesting, I always had it, that Violet degraded to Grey, with colour changelings,
which made it difficult to ID used stamps.
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Posted 09/13/2022   08:55 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Purple ink from this period is notorious for changing colors (changelings) over time. In my opinion, only a person who has spent years studying the specific purple ink stamp issue and has the stamp in hand would be capable of an accurate ID.
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Dominican Republic 1901 Sc#126
Violet to Grey
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Thank you to all who shared their expertise. This is very much appreciated.
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