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Europe/Other : France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

 

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Winedrinker
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20 Sep 2019
08:57:46pm
I know color is an ephemeral thing, affected by age and light etc. But I am a bit confused on this one. The stamp, after poring over the Scott Catalogue, leads to the only conclusion that this is #109 in the Liberty, Equality, Fraternity series. And the color should be gray (or grey if you prefer). Shades or age shouldn't lead to blue or blue-green.

Does someone have a French catalogue that might account for this?

Thanks much for any help.

Winedrinker

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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

It is a shade that Scott doesn't list. Michel lists two colors for this stamp: gray, and greenish black. There is no difference in value.

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21 Sep 2019
06:40:04am
re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Thank you very much indeed. I purchased a "gray" version on eBay last night, and will carve out a space for the greenish black on the album page.

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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Early French stamps come in a baffling array of colors and shades and varieties - Scott does not come close to identifying the differences. Note the number of spaces ascribed to a single Scott number in this old Thiaude album - each space listing a different shade.

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21 Sep 2019
07:17:18am
re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Webpaper, I am beginning to get the picture. And its not just the colors and shades, its the paper colors. Last night I was attempting to decipher whether a stamp was Scott 91 or 91a or 91b. The differences being the paper colors of the respective stamps -- either Lavender, or Rose Lilac, or Lilac. Holy Toledo!

Baffling yes, but quite amusing. I am concentrating on France now, can't resist the Sower, Ceres or Marianne designs..

Appreciate the feedback!
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21 Sep 2019
07:42:30am
re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Hello
From cat.Yvert-Tellier 2018,Many types and varieties.
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21 Sep 2019
08:43:07am
re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Thanks for the scan of the catalogue. It appears my stamp is ardoise in color - French for slate. Slate can be a blue-gray. Thanks!

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22 Sep 2019
12:29:03am
re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

lots of color variations, not in Scott, for all early French stamps
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

For all lovers of France postage stamps, check this website, it's awesome!

Le Musee de la Poste, opened October 12, 2019 after five year renovation:

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20 Sep 2019
08:57:46pm

I know color is an ephemeral thing, affected by age and light etc. But I am a bit confused on this one. The stamp, after poring over the Scott Catalogue, leads to the only conclusion that this is #109 in the Liberty, Equality, Fraternity series. And the color should be gray (or grey if you prefer). Shades or age shouldn't lead to blue or blue-green.

Does someone have a French catalogue that might account for this?

Thanks much for any help.

Winedrinker

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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

It is a shade that Scott doesn't list. Michel lists two colors for this stamp: gray, and greenish black. There is no difference in value.

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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Thank you very much indeed. I purchased a "gray" version on eBay last night, and will carve out a space for the greenish black on the album page.

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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Early French stamps come in a baffling array of colors and shades and varieties - Scott does not come close to identifying the differences. Note the number of spaces ascribed to a single Scott number in this old Thiaude album - each space listing a different shade.

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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Webpaper, I am beginning to get the picture. And its not just the colors and shades, its the paper colors. Last night I was attempting to decipher whether a stamp was Scott 91 or 91a or 91b. The differences being the paper colors of the respective stamps -- either Lavender, or Rose Lilac, or Lilac. Holy Toledo!

Baffling yes, but quite amusing. I am concentrating on France now, can't resist the Sower, Ceres or Marianne designs..

Appreciate the feedback!
Eric

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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

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From cat.Yvert-Tellier 2018,Many types and varieties.
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21 Sep 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

Thanks for the scan of the catalogue. It appears my stamp is ardoise in color - French for slate. Slate can be a blue-gray. Thanks!

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22 Sep 2019
12:29:03am

re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

lots of color variations, not in Scott, for all early French stamps
rrr..

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10 Dec 2019
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re: France. Scott #109, should be Gray -- Why is this one Blue?

For all lovers of France postage stamps, check this website, it's awesome!

Le Musee de la Poste, opened October 12, 2019 after five year renovation:

http://www.philateliefrancaise.fr/index.phpThumbs Up

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