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Oceania/Australia : 6 CENT BLUE FACED HONEY EATER

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Horamakhet
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31 Dec 2017
08:59:59am
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Unfortunately one of the stamps is creased in this pair.

They both show a rather dramatic colour shift on the wings and eyes, and the white dot that is usually in the eyes is completely missing
Since I have two, it is probably that it is a constant variety.

The bottom two, which are a bit rusted, show what the stamp should be like.

Does any one else have copies

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Horamakhet

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Rob1956
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31 Dec 2017
03:48:58pm
re: 6 CENT BLUE FACED HONEY EATER

It definitely is a colour shift, I have none to compare them with, and it isn't listed in the ACSC.

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langtounlad
31 Dec 2017
07:18:43pm
re: 6 CENT BLUE FACED HONEY EATER

According to my field guide of Australian birds this bird has yellow eyes - no white listed so it is probably there because an incorrect register.

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Frank

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Rob1956
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01 Jan 2018
06:02:51am
re: 6 CENT BLUE FACED HONEY EATER

Here are three of mine, none have coloured eyes. if you have a good close look at the Kingfisher and the Robin, the eye colour is actually part of the background, and the Honeyeater, apart from the obvious black, the reflection is the same colour as the blue around it.

Placing a little coloured blot where the eye is was not practicable as it could easily misalign and ruin the design. using the style below prevented any colour problem, and even if it became misaligned, it didn't affect the image.

So nothing was incorrect, it was intentional.

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musicman
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01 Jan 2018
09:30:16am
re: 6 CENT BLUE FACED HONEY EATER

Here's an image that I "stole" from Stampboards;



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It appears to be a blue (and gold)color shift - notice the bits of blue under the black head coloring.


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Rob1956
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01 Jan 2018
09:56:29am
re: 6 CENT BLUE FACED HONEY EATER

A minor one but definitely a colour shift. I noticed quite a few different early decimal birds having colour shifts, when it is dominant they become quite interesting.

Rob

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