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I have revised the story of the origin of the Corrientes stamps to follow Louis Stich's telling (1957) which differs in several respects from the unsourced version previously here. Does anyone know what the current scholarship on this is? Ecphora (talk) 14:32, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
The image of the one real (1856, not 1880) posted on the article page has diagonal lines running through the background of Ceres, as well as the frame itself. These lines do not appear in stamps illustrated in Stich's book or in the on line study of these stamps. (The stamp looks like type 5.) I'm not sure what this is -- fake, facsimilie, ?. Until this is resolved, I've moved the image here to the talk page. Ecphora (talk) 11:37, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
There are other problems with this stamp. First, the one real was printed on blue, not yellow green, paper, although color on scanned images may not be accurate. More significantly, it has a colored background only within the frame; the paper it is on is uncolored. The genuine stamps were all printed on colored paper. Ecphora (talk) 16:47, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
You know better than I, so I will defer to you as I know nothing about these stamps. Are there any specialised catalogues that would clarify this question? ww2censor (talk)
I'm certain the stamp is not genuine. I'm not certain what it is - possibly an illustration from a book. The only specialized refs I have (Stich & an Argentine phil. journal), don't include it. I'd like to leave it on the talk page to see if anyone can id it. Ecphora (talk) 23:07, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
That's fine. Leave it here for a while to see if anyone can id it at all. Then remove in a month or so if you wish. ww2censor (talk) 00:48, 4 August 2008 (UTC)