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5c Elias Howe plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 892
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.

Plate No.22628

Denomination: 5c

Subject: Elias Howe

Color: ultramarine

Date:
August 23, 1940
Medium:
paper; ink (ultramarine) / engraving
Museum ID:
0.242263.15956
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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