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yakimaboy
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22 Jul 2013
05:41:05pm
Hi, in putting some new acquisition into my Newfoundland album, I noticed that Scott does not list a #50, but skips from 49 to 51. Does anyone know why? Now, my Scott and Unitrade are getting old, so perhaps this has been changed in the recent catalogues. Thanks, Theron.
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cocollectibles
22 Jul 2013
07:06:48pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

Not sure why Scott skipped the #50; that is still so for the 2012 edition and the 2011 Scott Classic catalogue.

There are four main entries for that design in Gibbons; three match the three main entries listed in Scott (49, 51, 52); the fourth main entry is from 1896 and is listed as #65 "deep blue" in Gibbons, which is variant #49b in the Scott Classic.

Peter

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yakimaboy
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22 Jul 2013
07:15:34pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

Thanks Peter, just another mystery, I guess.

Theron.

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22 Jul 2013
07:41:46pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

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"the fourth main entry is from 1896 and is listed as #65 "deep blue" in Gibbons, which is variant #49b in the Scott Classic."



And that is the indeed "missing" Scott 50. Big Grin

My old 1947 Scott lists for the A18 Queen Victoria...
Scott 49 A18 3c blue
Scott 50 A18 3c deep blue (1896)

The current Scott Classic Specialized catalogue lists it thus...
Scott 49 3c blue
Scott 49a 3c pale blue
Scott 49b 3c deep blue

Clearly, the Scott editors took away Scott 50 as a major number for the 3c deep blue, and gave it a minor number (49b) between 1947 and the present. Surprise


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cocollectibles
22 Jul 2013
07:46:09pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

Great tracking; why do they do that? (Scott, that is). It can't be "rarity" or number issued, is it?

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22 Jul 2013
08:45:30pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

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"Great tracking; why do they do that? (Scott, that is). It can't be "rarity" or number issued, is it?"



There have been quite a few changes to the Scott catalogue over the years.

One of the more common changes is a major number with a color, say "rose", later becomes a minor number, because a new color issue shade of the stamp, say "rose red" becomes more ubiquitous, and obtains the major number.

There was also a change in editors, and some of the colors-"henna" comes to mind- that was favored by a former editor, got changed to a different shade phrase by the "new" editor.
Fortunately, that usually didn't result in a new Scott number, but can be a bit confusing if relying on old album space descriptions. Surprise

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12 Aug 2013
03:31:43pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

Maybe Scott will finally take away Canada #32 and give it #24d, where it belongs Happy

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12 Aug 2013
09:56:16pm
re: Why does Scott not list a Newfoundland # 50?

For those who believe in reincarnation:
be forewarned that Scott is going to be
overborne with editors.

John Derry

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