USA - help with 1977 Christmas Valley Forge issue

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USA - help with 1977 Christmas Valley Forge issue

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While sorting through some USA stamps I came across what seems to be a colour variation on this 1977 issue (Scott 1729?):

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The stamp at left is blue where the normal stamp (right) is green.

My old Michel gives no help on this and I have no specialized USA catalogue

Is this perhaps from a booklet or simply a colour variation within the "normal" range for this issue.

Any information would be most welcome. :)

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Could it be a missing color? adding what color turns the blue in to green? Perhaps missing yellow? :oops:

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Hi Chris, I am no expert. I checked up on my copies of this stamp and found only the original coloring!

I am going to guess that some one in the know!, is going to tell you it is a fading of the original color...sunlight will change specific colors of a stamp quite dramatically!

I hope, in your case it is something special, but I wouldn't hold your breathe!

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randeni wrote:Could it be a missing color? adding what color turns the blue in to green? Perhaps missing yellow? :oops:
I don't think it is a missing colour, otherwise it would be written up somewhere. Missing colours or colour errors just don't turn up 30 years after issue. My guess it is a changeling. I don't think by bleaching in the sun, as the red is there, but probably by some chemical trying to clean it up when soaking it off paper.

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BigSaint wrote:My guess it is a changeling. I don't think by bleaching in the sun, as the red is there, but probably by some chemical trying to clean it up when soaking it off paper.

Brad :)
I did wonder if this was some sort of discolouration but had no idea how it could happen.

Maybe we have some chemists here who could confirm this as a possibility.

Anyway thanks for the input so far guys.

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I have something similar - Here are my 3.


I think they are probably changelings too

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What you all may have is just the normal 1970's era variation between the print runs of what must have been in the hundreds of millions of that stamp.

Rather than missing colours, I see a slightly over yellowed stamp and a slightly over blacked stamp. Plus there could be some colour registration shifts.
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