U.S. stamps on colored papers

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by DonSellos, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    As I mentioned in the first post of my Ships on U.S.Stamps Collection, the early 1990s was a transition period in my collecting as I stopped collecting U.S. and moved to world-wide used stamps. One of my last U.S. efforts was to put together another mini-collection of U.S. stamps on colored papers. One of the philatelic publications had published a check-list of 38 Scott numbers for these stamps and I thought it would be a fun exercise to find and mount them. I had most among my duplicates, but a couple proved more difficult to find and they are still lacking. Here is page one of six pages. If anyone is interested, I'll post the checklist I used.

    Don

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  2. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    I would like to see the checklist; I love lists! o_O Of course, these are true colours as opposed to the W-F so-called blue paper and others such as the grey paper 3c pictorial stamp.
     
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  3. DonSellos

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    Here it is. Probably needs updating, I haven't followed U.S. for quite some time now, but at least it is a start.

    Don

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  4. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Here is page two:

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  5. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    Thanks much, Mr Stamps! I'll check for updates tho my latest Scott's US Specialized is 2016.
     
  6. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Pages three & four, (multiples). I have not looked diligently, but the multiples of the Indian Head Penny issue and the Windmills booklet are difficult to find canceled. I gave up and bought an unused plate block of the Indian Head, but still watching for a used Windmills as a booklet page.

    Don
     

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  7. DonSellos

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    Pages five, six & seven begin and end the U.S. Americana definitive series. I have not attempted to continue this mini collection beyond the checklist above which ended with this series.

    Don

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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    In the 70´s and 80´s I received many,often large size letters from
    the US.From these I got some units.
    Here the bloc of 4 of the Indian Head Penny from my collection:
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    An the biggest unit,I have:
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Windmills:
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    This is the only page,I have,with the full selvage.All others are
    cut small.None of them has a 1980 cancellation.
     
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  10. DonSellos

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    Very nice! Especially the windmills booklet pane. It is doubly difficult to find one with the tab still attached. They did not separate easily from the booklet covers.

    I need to redouble my efforts to find these used.

    Don
     
  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    USA 1321.jpg
    Scott 1582 lower right on greenish paper,the others 1582b on
    cream paper.There seems to be a lot of variation in the
    colour-intensity of the prints and of the papers as well.
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    creme paper left stamp,greenish paper right stamps
     
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  12. DonSellos

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    Yes, I have always had a difficult time distinguishing paper and ink colors. May be a vision problem for me. As a result, I am frequently reluctant to buy stamps that have catalog-listed color varieties, unless the differences are very obvious, i.e. one red the other green.

    Don
     
  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    USA S1816b.jpg
    The coloured papers are all nearly the same,but the print is different:
    top row: Sc.1816 brown red,paper beige
    middle: Sc.1594 brown red & 1816a red brown,paper beige
    bottom: Sc.1816c brownish red,paper reddish beige
    If you have them side by side,one can spot the differences.But if you have a single one,you are really thankful,that they show other
    features to keep them apart,than just the colours !
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    No coloured paper,just an Americana.
    Nothing valuable,but a not so common unit:
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    issued Aug.23rd,1979
     
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  15. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Postally used multiples of the $5 value are not easy to find.

    Don
     
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