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United States/Stamps : 219D Color?

 

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05 Feb 2018
03:34:44pm
Does anyone know why Scott's calls this stamp and others "lake"? I'm a little colorblind, but the closest body of water to this one seems to be is Image Not Foundthe Red Sea!

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CF1957

05 Feb 2018
07:14:40pm
re: 219D Color?

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"OFF" ?? - maybe it's just not washed/bleached/faded pink and it's a better true color scan.
The pink shown below is just a space filler quality not a stamp to make comparisons with

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05 Feb 2018
09:51:07pm
re: 219D Color?

CF1957, I don't know where you got that scan of 2 cent colors but most of them look "off" to me, especially the Pink.
Below is a scan of them from my collection.
1. Pink
2. Red
3. Carmine Lake
4. Lake
5 Carmine

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06 Feb 2018
02:53:58pm
re: 219D Color?

Thanks, everyone.

I can see the definite shading differences in AR's and Anglo's images. My original question, poorly worded I can see now, should have been:

Why doesn't Scott's call its lake color stamps "lake red," "lake pink" or "lake carmine"? The word "lake" implies "blue" to me.

But... the confusion may be related to an insect used in some red dyes, the cochineal, also called a "lac," which happens to be the French word for lake. (I grew up in Fond du Lac, Wis.) So these stamps are not really blue-tinged, but BUG-tinged!

Now that I'm educated, I won't be calling this familiar stamp a lake:


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06 Feb 2018
03:11:45pm
re: 219D Color?

Oops, Anglophile. I missed going to your Wiki link before MY etymological post.

I'm also inflicted with Anglophilia. One of the high points of our trip to the UK was the full uncut sheet of Penny Blacks at London's excellent Postal Museum.

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Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
05 Feb 2018
03:34:44pm

Does anyone know why Scott's calls this stamp and others "lake"? I'm a little colorblind, but the closest body of water to this one seems to be is Image Not Foundthe Red Sea!

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CF1957

05 Feb 2018
07:14:40pm

re: 219D Color?

Image Not Found

"OFF" ?? - maybe it's just not washed/bleached/faded pink and it's a better true color scan.
The pink shown below is just a space filler quality not a stamp to make comparisons with

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AntoniusRa

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05 Feb 2018
09:51:07pm

re: 219D Color?

CF1957, I don't know where you got that scan of 2 cent colors but most of them look "off" to me, especially the Pink.
Below is a scan of them from my collection.
1. Pink
2. Red
3. Carmine Lake
4. Lake
5 Carmine

Image Not Found

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mitch.seymourfamily. ...

Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
06 Feb 2018
02:53:58pm

re: 219D Color?

Thanks, everyone.

I can see the definite shading differences in AR's and Anglo's images. My original question, poorly worded I can see now, should have been:

Why doesn't Scott's call its lake color stamps "lake red," "lake pink" or "lake carmine"? The word "lake" implies "blue" to me.

But... the confusion may be related to an insect used in some red dyes, the cochineal, also called a "lac," which happens to be the French word for lake. (I grew up in Fond du Lac, Wis.) So these stamps are not really blue-tinged, but BUG-tinged!

Now that I'm educated, I won't be calling this familiar stamp a lake:


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Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
06 Feb 2018
03:11:45pm

re: 219D Color?

Oops, Anglophile. I missed going to your Wiki link before MY etymological post.

I'm also inflicted with Anglophilia. One of the high points of our trip to the UK was the full uncut sheet of Penny Blacks at London's excellent Postal Museum.

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