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9. Fully missing color or missing tagging: To qualify as an error, every last dot or trace of color must be missing. Included in this category is tagging that has been added to a stamp as if it were another color. Pricing often reflects how obvious an error is. Thus, missing tagging, as well as missing yellows and grays, tend to have less value than the absence of a prominent color that is an integral part of a large design feature. The latter, if known on only one or a few copies, can run into the thousands of dollars, but most examples are in the hundreds. Missing backprints are missing colors but generally not of great value.



Type 9: The black ink which comprises the engraved portion of this issue, is totally missing from the stamp at left (Scott 1488b). The normal U.S. 1973 8¢ Copernicus stamp is shown at right (Scott 1488).


Type 9: The perforations are shifted up in this example of Scott 1686, leaving the leftmost stamp without the inscription "USA 13¢", making it also a fully color missing error according to the Scott US Specialized Catalogue (Scott 1686o).


Type 9: The copy of Scott C63 on the left is an albino - all the colors have been omitted. A normal copy is shown on the right.


Type 9: The copy of Scott 1423 on the left is missing the engraved greenish blue due to a color shift upward. A normal copy is shown on the right.

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