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Germany Allied Occupation Zone Stamp With Shimmery Paper

 
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Netherlands
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Posted 10/04/2022   04:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Fenrik07 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So a while back I purchased a large lot of German stamps and covers from all eras of German postal history on Catawiki.
Now there are these greenish yellowish stamps that clearly have a Peace theme. They seem to be different varieties. I'm most curious about the one in the middle. It's slightly larger than the other two and printed on paper that's shimmery/glittery. I don't own a Michel specialized Germany catalogue yet, and I'm curious about what type of paper it is. Anyone have any ideas? I've included a picture, but you can't really see the shimmery effect on it. Only if you hold the stamp up to the light.


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United States
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Posted 10/04/2022   09:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My 2015/16 Michel specialized shows these varieties:
959a black-grey-yellow to blackish olive-yellow
959aa blackish yellow-olive
959b black-grey-yellow to blackish olive-yellow (UV strong fluorescence)
959c blackish olive-yellow (UV yellowish-, spotted)
959d dark brownish-olive
Can't find any specific mention of paper varieties.
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Edited by classic_paper - 10/04/2022 09:04 am
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Netherlands
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Posted 10/04/2022   12:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fenrik07 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah it's probably the strong fluorescence then, thanks. Like it was visible in sunlight that strong.
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Posted 10/04/2022   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Shimmery paper" Never heard that term used before. Is that anything like the shine of the glazing as on the frosting on a donut? Both sides or just on the gum side?
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Netherlands
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Posted 10/04/2022   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A translator like Linguee will return 'shimmery' for the Dutch word that, philatelically, means 'glossy.'

It will pop up for several Dutch words that could also mean 'glimmering,' 'glittering,' or 'shiny.'

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Edited by NSK - 10/04/2022 3:55 pm
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Netherlands
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Posted 10/04/2022   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fenrik07 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't checked the back yet, only the front. I was just going through the stock book cataloguing all of the stamps and when I turned the page I noticed one of the stamps had shimmery details appear in the sunlight while the others didn't.
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Posted 10/04/2022   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fenrik07, I think what you are seeing is normal, just a relatively fresh example. In any case, I've seen this often enough with the mark values of this set.
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