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pedroguy
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29 Jan 2017
08:53:30am
Scott say this is Violet Yellow or Violet Orange, Stanley Gibbons says Purple on Yellow....HELP Image Not Found

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ikeyPikey
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29 Jan 2017
10:17:00am
re: What am I missing?

Perhaps you are missing a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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29 Jan 2017
10:44:19am
re: What am I missing?

What do you need help with? The listing is not "violet yellow" , it is violet ON yellow {paper}.

SG names it "purple", Scott "violet". Colour names are not so standardized that you should expect a difference.

These stamps are surface printed and the colours are fugitive if soaked in water. Trying to assign shades to used {soaked} stamps of this issue is a mug's game.

Roy

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rjan
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29 Jan 2017
11:57:06am
re: What am I missing?

Embrace the difference. Use your own labels for these two stamps and let the next guy struggle with the labels.

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Machinhigh
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29 Jan 2017
12:34:00pm
re: What am I missing?

Hi Guys,

Normally the printers date and colour used is on the selvage however there is always the wealth of resources out there over the years I have been doing my own Machin catalogue which has now grown to 63 pages most of the entries now have the correct colour description straight off the selvage along with printer date and plate number and ya know what I've saved a bundle on pre printed catalogues which all give a different colour.

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Guthrum
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29 Jan 2017
04:33:36pm
re: What am I missing?

Phew - I almost didn't make it to the end of that post! I think one full stop might be taking Aberdonian thriftiness a step too far. Winking

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nigelc
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29 Jan 2017
05:59:30pm
re: What am I missing?

Hi Guthrum,

Did you ever read anything by Bernard Levin? He could spin out the most amazing sentences over hundreds of words and they were still very readable and entertaining.

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lemaven
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30 Jan 2017
02:28:30pm
re: What am I missing?

Quote:

"Bernard Levin ... could spin out the most amazing sentences over hundreds of words and they were still very readable and entertaining..."



Much like SoR's very own "lemaven" I daresay...

Signed, "An Anonymous Admirer"

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nigelc
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30 Jan 2017
06:59:49pm
re: What am I missing?

Happy Happy Happy

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Winedrinker
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30 Jan 2017
07:20:54pm
re: What am I missing?

It appears purple has a greater cachet than violet, as Scott #115 (violet) is valued at 3.50 usd (used), whereas Stanley Gibbons #202 (purple) is estimated at a more substantial 5 pounds. Stanley Gibbons stamps seem to be more valuable. Fortunately, I have far more Stanley Gibbons stamps than Scott.


Eric

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cdj1122
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31 Jan 2017
11:08:37pm
re: What am I missing?

"....Stanley Gibbons stamps seem to be more valuable....."

That's why I always buy using Scott listings and tabulate them in my inventory by Gibbons or Michel.
Sheer profit just by closing one catalog and opening another. Around the world on the QE II, here I come.

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ikeyPikey
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01 Feb 2017
12:49:43am
re: What am I missing?

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"... Fortunately, I have far more Stanley Gibbons stamps than Scott ..."



Thumbs Up

Brings to mind an early line of Ian Fleming, wherein he explains that the protagonist records his income in Old Francs and his expenses in (post-devaluation) New Francs.

Inspired by a common feature of civil service pension plans, I value all of my goodies at the average of their best-three eBay results.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

Q/ So nobody thought that the stamp on the left suffered sulfurization?

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Machinhigh
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01 Feb 2017
06:30:27am
re: What am I missing?

SG are correct however there are shades of Purple on yellow this is when ya bring out yer SG colour swatches.

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Charlie2009
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01 Feb 2017
10:16:50am

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mitoneu
11 Feb 2017
04:21:08pm

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re: What am I missing?

With a small set of appropiate chemicals (hydrogen peroxide, gas, alcohol, permanganate...) you can transform your standard color stamp into any shade you want!! Winking

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Machinhigh
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13 Feb 2017
10:15:29am
re: What am I missing?

OH NO.....BOOOOM !!

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smauggie
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14 Feb 2017
09:45:43am
re: What am I missing?

Guthrum made me look up the term Aberdonian. Winking

I should have known its meaning, but I had to look it up.

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17 Feb 2017
10:33:32am

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AAHH.

An Aberdonian is a Yorkshireman with the generosity streak removed.

I love phrases like this as you can swap or insert any names you like.

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