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Sale 1186

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Special Note: The 10c Rose (Scott 5) shades range from Pale Rose to Deep Rose. At a certain point in the spectrum, the color crosses into Carmine category (Scott 5a), probably due to an additive to the pigment that changed the color (one source identifies the additive as mercury oxide, but that needs to be tested). Until 1950 the Scott Catalogue identified Scott 5a as “Carmine Rose.” Beginning with the 1950 edition, Scott changed the color name to “Carmine.” In recent years, certificate issuers have tried to move the goal posts for Carmine classification, calling stamps that are brighter shades of Carmine “Carmine Rose” or “Deep Rose” (Scott 5) and reserving Carmine (Scott 5a) for only the deepest shade (see lot 702 for a Deep Carmine). In our opinion, they have made a big mess of things by changing the standards and employing the term “Carmine Rose” for shades they deem not quite Carmine enough to be Carmine. Therefore, we are offering the following lots as Carmine based on our experience and knowledge (as well as historic classification). None of these lots may be returned because a certificate issuer has revisionist ideas about what is or is not Carmine. We assure bidders they will be pleased with the shades described as Carmine or Deep Carmine, and as long as Siegel is mine to manage, they will be described the same way — SRT
Session One (lots 501-632): Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Session Two (lots 633-867): Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Sale 1186 — Index to Descriptions and Photos

Session One (lots 501-632): Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

Session Two (lots 633-867): Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

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