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1964.NYWF.STAMPS

Commemorative Stamp with no color

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When a stamp is issued with all color missing it is referred to as an "albino" and this is the only known albino example of the World's Fair commemorative.  This stamp is in my first day cover exhibit of the stamp.  As can be seen in the scan the "embossing" of the design is evident but there is no color.

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I've collected since I was a little kid, and never realized that this issue was embossed.

This 1964 issue Homemakers issue certainly had the feel of being embossed, so they definitely had the technology to do it...

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This was the discovery copy of this particular stamp making it a one-of-a-kind stamp.  As to value it is difficult to say because I can find no mention of this stamp as ever having been auctioned or sold prior to my acquiring it.  I can say though that for me given that it is the only one and is a significant part of my exhibit of this particular stamp for me it is "priceless."

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