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10c American Authors Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 863
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 has "wrong color" written on it and a die proof of the stamp attached with the correct color.

Plate No.22486

Denomination: 10c

Subject: Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)

Color: dark brown

Date:
December 14, 1939
Medium:
paper; ink (red brown) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 19 1/4 x 21 in. (48.9 x 53.34 cm)
Museum ID:
0.242263.15926
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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