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SAINT VINCENT GRENADINES UNION ISLAND LEADERS OF THE WORLD 2ND SERIES $1.00 TRAINS PROGRESSIVE COLOR PROOF STAMPS


1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0, U.K.
Scott Catalog Number 45
Pane Number 3032/B SHEET 81B

I have discovered what appears to be a new variety on all the Union Island 2nd series trains high values found in the police evidence stock. The differences are subtle but definite!

For the $1.00 Value:

1.)One is a lighter shading of colors than the other.
2.)The lighter shade variety has has lighter finer inscriptions.
3.)The gum on the lighter variety appears to be yellowish Gum Arabic versus the darker variety having a grayish toned PVA Gum!
4.)The paper on the darker shaded varieties is still toned whereas on the lighter varieties it is very white.

Nothing anywhere mentions these varieties.

Here is an image comparison of the Final version of both varieties.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Final Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

1837 L.&B. BURY 2-2-0 TRAIN STAMP
FINAL STAGE PROOF PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Final Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Pane

1837 L.&B. BURY 2-2-0 TRAIN STAMP
FINAL STAGE PROOF PAIR
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Final Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Pair

Here is an image comparison of the all colors version of both varieties.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 All Colors Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

ALL COLORS STAGE PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 All Colors Stage Progressive Color Proof Pane

ALL COLORS STAGE PAIR
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 All Colors Stage Progressive Color Proof Pair

Here is an image comparison of the blue-red version of both varieties.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Blue-Red Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

BLUE-RED STAGE PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Blue-Red Stage Progressive Color Proof Pane

BLUE-RED STAGE PAIR
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Blue-Red Stage Progressive Color Proof Pair

Here is an image comparison of the blue version of both varieties.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Blue Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

BLUE STAGE PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Blue Stage Progressive Color Proof Pane

BLUE STAGE PAIR
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Blue Stage Progressive Color Proof Pair

Here is an image comparison of the red version of both varieties.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Red Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

RED STAGE PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Red Stage Progressive Color Proof Pane

RED STAGE PAIR
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Red Stage Progressive Color Proof Pair

Here is an image comparison of the yellow version of both varieties.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Yellow Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

YELLOW STAGE PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Yellow Stage Progressive Color Proof Pane

YELLOW STAGE PAIR EMBOSSED VIEW
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Yellow Stage Progressive Color Proof Pair Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Yellow Stage Progressive Color Proof Embossed View

Here is an image comparison of the black version of both varieties.
Noting the best example showing the darker variety has paper that is toned.

Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Black Stage Progressive Color Proof Stamp Variety

BLACK STAGE PANE
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Black Stage Progressive Color Proof Pane

BLACK STAGE PAIR
Union Island Locomotives (2nd series) $1.00 Black Stage Progressive Color Proof Pair

Normally there were 3000 pairs of each of the 1837 L.&B. Bury 2-2-0 Train Stamp progressive color proofs made for Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island.
Due to the fact of these new varieties existence and the observations of what was sold on eBay I have come to the conclusion that two separate printings of the 2nd series trains color proofs were made. This particular series seemed more abundant in the random lots that were sold on eBay. Therefore for this series it is most probable that 3,000 sets of each variety exist.

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