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3c Telegraph plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 924
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.23151

Denomination: 3c

Subject: Telegraph Wires and Morse's First Transmitted Words "What Hath God Wrought"

Color: bright red violet

Date:
May 17, 1944
Medium:
paper; ink (bright red violet) / engraving
Museum ID:
0.242263.15975
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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