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1c Washington Irving plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 859
Description:

Certified plate proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before printing the stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These plate proofs are each unique, with the approval signatures and date. For postal scholars these plates provide important production information in the plate margin inscriptions, including guidelines, plate numbers, and initials of the siderographer, or person who created the plate from a transfer roll.

THIS PLATE DID NOT GO TO PRESS

Plate No.22476

Denomination: 1c

Subject: Washington Irving

Color: bright blue green

Date:
December 21, 1939
Medium:
paper; ink (bright blue green) / engraving
Museum ID:
0.242263.15922
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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