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Posted 05/29/2023   12:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Devin6960 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm new to this, but I've done my studying and research. I see a washington 15 cent perforated 12 with a double line watermark( a backward S), on bluish paper. Surely it couldn't be a (382 printed 1911 with a single line watermark) because of the 1910 cancel?


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Posted 05/29/2023   05:43 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
What leads you to believe that it is a blue paper variety?

Have you tried scanning the stamp against an orange background? This helps ID the grayish cast to the paper.
http://goscf.com/t/41087

Here is a blue paper example (stamp on left with grayish paper color)


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Posted 05/29/2023   05:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bluish paper is not blue. Tricky. Needs study. Show a scan of the reverse.
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Front and back against orange background beside another 15 cent Washington.
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Posted 05/29/2023   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Devin6960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is my opinion correct about the stamp not being a 382?
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Posted 05/29/2023   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp is toned, but not a bluish paper. FYI-the watermark is too weak to be a bluish paper as well, genuine bluish paper stamps have very strong DL watermarks.
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Posted 05/29/2023   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bluish paper. Attributed James Dire,






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Posted 05/29/2023   11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Randy - given that the bluish paper variety has 35% rag, are colored fibers visible front or back under magnification?
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Shermae a good question. In this case I would prefer to defer to those more experienced with bluish paper.
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For whatever reason when I put the stamp in watermark fluid the very first time the water was extremely strong, it stood out and was very distinguishable. But since then its been harder to see, I've placed an order for another brand to see if it makes a difference. It was just recently that I ran into info stating that the watermarks show very strong on the bluish paper stamps. Its one of the main reasons I was convinced it was indeed a 366. Then again I'm puzzled by not getting the same results trying yo get that watermark to pop.
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