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Timeandtide

Hi can anyone help me to identify this 3c shrike stamp.

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Timeandtide

Hello every one out there...

 

I have been banging my head against the computer screen on this one,i have just aquired a 3 cent shrike stamp in a pale yellow / green,i can`t find any reference to this stamp, every site i have tried just throws up the crimson 3 cent shrike.

 

Is it an error/flaw or a different variety..?

 

I will post an image if i can work out how to do it.

 

I would be most most appreciative if anyone can help.

 

Regards

Glyn (timeandtide)

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JohnBenn

How does it look at the back?

There seems to be colour bleeding at the perfs.Could it have gotten wet? Or bleached in the sun?

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Timeandtide

Hi John...

 

It seems fine regarding any sort of bleaching to my eye,it appears to be mounted but i`am no expert,i will include an image of the back of the stamp for you to look at .

Regards

Glyn...58f5a732e9de7_backof3cshrike.jpg.5bb6327f0c668bac69074f40570bca88.jpg

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voldermort

This stamp was left out in the sun, thus the colour has faded completely - alternatively it was washed with chemicals but I am more inclined to believe sun damage.

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Timeandtide

Thanks for the reply,it seems very dramatic for sun bleaching,i would have expected it to go a lighter shade of red if that was the case.

 

confused

Glyn...

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oaks and acorns

Hi timeandtide and welcome to the forum,

 

Four inks are used in printing - cyan (blue), magenta (pink), yellow and key (black) CMYK. When printing, the red is made up primarily of magenta and yellow (and perhaps a touch of cyan, depending on the hue required) so it's possible that sun exposure could have faded the magenta pigment totally resulting in what you have now.

 

 

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to add pics and stuff

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Timeandtide

Hello and thank you for your reply.

 

I have just got off the phone from the guy who gave me the stamp and he said it had been in his grandfathers collection for a lot of years,and as far as he can remember the stamp has always been in this condition,unfortunatly the gentleman has passed away now so it will remain a mystery.

 

Kind Regards

Glyn...

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