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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : WHICH IS A VALUABLE SHADE?

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gerom
18 Aug 2019
01:49:14am
I don't identify the shade of Germany air post stamp,Scott#C2/Michel#112a or b.
I think the "stampworld" site or Michel, one has reversed the color shades.
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Can someone post the 2 shades for see the difference?Thank you.
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SForgCa
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18 Aug 2019
12:56:27pm
re: WHICH IS A VALUABLE SHADE?

First the colors in Stampworld are less than accurate - different scans from different sources. Papers are yellowed or brownish distorting the true color.
Michel specialized notes the colors as
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a red-orange - orange tones
b dark reddish orange - brownish orange]
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a black opal green to blackish green
b dark green (porous print) pale green

However the problem is that unless you can match them exactly a multitude of shades come into play.
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These were sent to me by a collector from a German forum and the colors do match the Michel or at least appear to.
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red orange
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dark red orange
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Dark Opal green
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Pale Green - very high CV or is it just a worn faded stamp??

An examiner would use a microscope and check out the pigments to determine the type - so for the average collector - good luck!

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gerom
18 Aug 2019
02:07:47pm
re: WHICH IS A VALUABLE SHADE?

Thank you Ron.It is clear for me now.My 40pf stamps are dark opalgreen.

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