Colour variation in these 1954 Hong Kong QE2 stamps?

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Colour variation in these 1954 Hong Kong QE2 stamps?

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Hello at Stampboards,

I have a problem with colour variation in the Hong Kong QEII ten cent stamp which is not described in the general catalogues. It is much more obvious than in the scans - a bright magenta compared to the dull lilac listed.

There is colour variation in the 50 cent stamp, but I think this is due to leaching of dye out of the paper on which it was stuck when soaking it off (done by a previous owner), as it is patchy.

But I did wonder if dye could leach out of the stamp ink, as the colouration of the white areas of the stamp is of similar hue to the ink of the stamp itself.

Many thanks for your help.

Roger
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Re: Colour variation in these 1954 Hong Kong QE2 stamps?

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To collect these kinds of stamps that were printed on different papers etc, one needs catalogues.

Gibbons clearly list the both 10c stamps you show at 10p apiece -- i.e. landfill basically - that is literally a handling charge as both are exceedingly common.

Buy a SG Commonwealth cat if you collect these areas, as these things are listed and priced. ESSENTIAL to own. :idea:
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Re: Colour variation in these 1954 Hong Kong QE2 stamps?

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Thank-you for your response. I do have a Gibbons British Commonwealth catalogue, and I just didn't think to look there. I apologise.

I'll try to avoid such a situation in future.

Roger

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