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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Colors

 

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02 Feb 2022
11:05:55am
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Is this Sea Green or Grey Green? I have no clue....Thanks
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02 Feb 2022
12:53:25pm
re: Colors

Gibbons shows the Sea Green (Scott's just "green") issued in 1890.

The grey green was issued in 1902 (Scott's says 1900).

So by default, your dated copy is the earlier stamp according to the catalogues, whatever they choose to call the color.

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02 Feb 2022
02:03:04pm
re: Colors

Damn Roy! You are good.

Might post a couple more. I'm going through an album I bought a few years ago, and putting many up for sale. I find the specific IDing of a stamp quite enjoyable. However, sometimes I am stumped. You've now showed me a fairly simple approach to use.

Thanks pardner!

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02 Feb 2022
06:08:40pm
re: Colors

You will find that any good color reference collection is always achieved with dated copies.

Without a reference collection, trying to identify colors is best left to advanced philatelists who have, or at least have seen, all the colors. Trying to identify them from names is a mug's game.

And, as been pointed out many times on this board, identifying colors from internet pictures or scans is not possible. There are too many variables of lighting at play. You can prove this to yourself by changing the "color temperature" or "light control" on your monitor settings. Change it, and the picture suddenly appears a completely different color. And that's just one variable.

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02 Feb 2022
06:27:09pm
re: Colors

Point taken Roy....thanks.

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bigcreekdad

02 Feb 2022
11:05:55am

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Is this Sea Green or Grey Green? I have no clue....Thanks

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02 Feb 2022
12:53:25pm

re: Colors

Gibbons shows the Sea Green (Scott's just "green") issued in 1890.

The grey green was issued in 1902 (Scott's says 1900).

So by default, your dated copy is the earlier stamp according to the catalogues, whatever they choose to call the color.

Roy

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"BuckaCover.com - Since 2003 - Over One million covers sold - What have you been missing?"

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bigcreekdad

02 Feb 2022
02:03:04pm

re: Colors

Damn Roy! You are good.

Might post a couple more. I'm going through an album I bought a few years ago, and putting many up for sale. I find the specific IDing of a stamp quite enjoyable. However, sometimes I am stumped. You've now showed me a fairly simple approach to use.

Thanks pardner!

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www.hipstamp.com/sto ...

BuckaCover.com - 80,000 covers priced 60c to $1.50 - Easy browsing 500 categories
02 Feb 2022
06:08:40pm

re: Colors

You will find that any good color reference collection is always achieved with dated copies.

Without a reference collection, trying to identify colors is best left to advanced philatelists who have, or at least have seen, all the colors. Trying to identify them from names is a mug's game.

And, as been pointed out many times on this board, identifying colors from internet pictures or scans is not possible. There are too many variables of lighting at play. You can prove this to yourself by changing the "color temperature" or "light control" on your monitor settings. Change it, and the picture suddenly appears a completely different color. And that's just one variable.

Roy

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02 Feb 2022
06:27:09pm

re: Colors

Point taken Roy....thanks.

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