The COB entry tobben63 added has a section titled "non dentelés", which means imperforate - literally "untoothed" - which includes the 1c as the first entry. Interesting that they didn't give those catalogue numbers though.
Post by Beryllium Guy on Jan 17, 2020 21:04:22 GMT
The posts by tobben63 and cjoprey are very helpful in your quest, Robert (WERT ), but the listings that they show for the imperforate stamps do not seem to address the difference in color, which is quite noticeable in your imperforate pair. To my eye, at least, yours are not orange, but much more red, perhaps red-orange.
So, it seems that other imperforate stamps of the 1-centime are known, but the color listed in the catalogues only matches the normal orange color.
I have noticed in my limited time working with the early Belgium stamps (and France) that the color nuances are wide and different catalogues may list more or less (or none)... and inmany cases, when nuances are listed, the main color is more 'generic" in nature "Green" followed by 14 different shades/nuances - many of which differ by what seems very subtle amounts, and translations from different catalogues sometimes gives a better description or makes little sense.
is it red, or red orange, or dark orange, or very dark orange?
In the case of this stamp, might this be a printers proof or un-marked specimen?
regardless, a very nice pair you have there!
Stanley D. Brown
APS member # 139241 Sacramento Philatelic Society # 2144 Great Britain Philatelic Society # 1526 Belgian Philatelic Study Circle
That's a nice pair Robert. I have the same stamp as an imperforated single, however my copy match the colour of the perforated stamp. Your copy is clearly much more reddish, seems closer to red than orange. Quite peculiar. If one can consider it a reference: I had about 40 copies of the perforated stamp, and they were all more or less consistent in their shade, non of them reddish like yours. Maybe trial print or printers waste as already suggested? Definitely a keeper either way!
WERT - by coincidence I had saved an image of my relevant Belgium page on Onedrive, so here you can have a look at the same imperf stamp as your own. Mine is clearly not reddish as yours, mine is the same shade as the regular perforated stamps.
It seems to me your pair is also printed on a different type of paper? If so it can point to trial print, re-print, etc. Can't help anymore I'm afraid.