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Posted 12/11/2012   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ffejy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if they think the stamp on the left is the Prussian Blue colored paper. I have shown side by side comparison of a different colored one as reference.

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Posted 12/11/2012   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is difficult (my opinion) to ID Prussian blue paper from a scan. It needs to be certified with physical stamp in hand by an expertizer.

For what it is worth, it looks like the very common gray blue paper to me. Prussian blue should be noticeably darker if the stamp is not faded/worn. But my laptop monitor may not be reproducing your scan color accurately.

My non-expert opinion.
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Posted 12/11/2012   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I forgot to mention, the stamp on the right should be the lilac blue paper. The paper color is very very light, which is why it appears white compared to the stamp at left. Put it next to a stamp on normal untinted/untoned paper, and you will notice the color.
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Posted 12/11/2012   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is my reference pic (not my stamp) for a known Prussian blue paper variety. Remember, camera/monitor may not reproduce color accurately.

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Posted 12/11/2012   1:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ffejy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quite a difference between that and mine. Thanks.
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Hi,

here are my stamps. I make picture my self. I did not edit picture. What I want to say is do you see difference between those stamps.
Can be the one?
Thank you all for comments.

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Posted 02/13/2018   04:39 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Prussian blue is both rare and a distinctive shade. Yours are the stamps commonly met with. Sorry!
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Posted 02/13/2018   06:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add comrad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for information.
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Posted 02/13/2018   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GoshKruse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I have not yet mastered the FRANCE SC#87. I easily confuse it with the SC#86a (Black on deep blue). When uncertain, I usually search the Philatelic Foundation's Certificates, which have several images. They list three of the SC#87 and also several they determined were not genuine, but SC#86a. I would have provided a link, but I'm still a newbie!
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Posted 02/13/2018   09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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They list three of the SC#87 and also several they determined were not genuine, but SC#86a. I would have provided a link


Here's the link.

http://pfsearch.org/pfsearch/pf_grd...lledfrom=lkp
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