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Europe/Other : Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

 

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Dakota
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26 Mar 2016
01:54:13pm
ConfusedI have this copy of the 200 Reis stamp of the 1886 King Luiz issue. The Scott catalog lists this stamp as gray lilac. This stamp appears blue to me. Can anyone shed some light on this or should I get new glasses. Thanks.Image Not Found

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malcolm197

26 Mar 2016
03:12:54pm
re: Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

Gibbons describes it as lavender.

Now as a gardener I know that there are several shades of lavender, depending on species and cultivar, But if the colour definition of your monitor is accurate I would say that lavender is a fair description of the colour in the real world ( of course colour chart colours are not always accurate - think about your local homestore paint charts !).

They do not describe any other shade. It is on chalky paper which might make the colour look a bit washed out, or it might be faded slightly. If you have only one it is difficult, you really need two ( or preferably several)to make an informed decision.

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26 Mar 2016
04:41:06pm
re: Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

It's quite common for early Violet Portuguese stamps to turn this milky Blue color. No doubt it is some type of chemical reaction but I don't know what it is. See the center stamp at the bottom row of this page: http://mitch.seymourfamily.com/mward/collection/europe/portugal/portugal04.jpg

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Dakota
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26 Mar 2016
05:18:03pm
re: Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

Thank you Malcom and Mitch. I suspected some fading.

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Dakota

26 Mar 2016
01:54:13pm

ConfusedI have this copy of the 200 Reis stamp of the 1886 King Luiz issue. The Scott catalog lists this stamp as gray lilac. This stamp appears blue to me. Can anyone shed some light on this or should I get new glasses. Thanks.Image Not Found

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malcolm197

26 Mar 2016
03:12:54pm

re: Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

Gibbons describes it as lavender.

Now as a gardener I know that there are several shades of lavender, depending on species and cultivar, But if the colour definition of your monitor is accurate I would say that lavender is a fair description of the colour in the real world ( of course colour chart colours are not always accurate - think about your local homestore paint charts !).

They do not describe any other shade. It is on chalky paper which might make the colour look a bit washed out, or it might be faded slightly. If you have only one it is difficult, you really need two ( or preferably several)to make an informed decision.

Malcolm

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26 Mar 2016
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re: Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

It's quite common for early Violet Portuguese stamps to turn this milky Blue color. No doubt it is some type of chemical reaction but I don't know what it is. See the center stamp at the bottom row of this page: http://mitch.seymourfamily.com/mward/collection/europe/portugal/portugal04.jpg

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Dakota

26 Mar 2016
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re: Cape Verde King Luiz stamp problem.

Thank you Malcom and Mitch. I suspected some fading.

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