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Mike Ludeman

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Re: Sunburst Seal - Unusual Gray color seal
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 05:11:38 PM »
I apologize for the lapse in time for this post.
After discussing this cover with several other collectors more knowledgeable than me, the consensus is that this is a color changeling, most likely due to exposure to sunlight or heat, or both.
I would still be interested in hearing from any other collector who might have a similar item.
Mike

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Sunburst Seal - Unusual Gray color seal
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 10:49:04 PM »
I recently came across this unusually colored Sunburst seal on a 1915 cover used from Hermosillo, Sonora.  Are other examples know in this color, or is this something like a dry print, or an albino, or perhaps simply a color changling.  It does not appear to be faded from exposure to the sun.
It appears to have the absence of color/inking around the die-cut points, as is described with the Type 6, but the date of usage is too early.
I believe this is what the Folansbee's monograph would identify as a Type 1 - Die A, but am open to corrections on this.
Any thoughts appreciated.  Thanks
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