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10-cent Clemens

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

Scott Catalogue USA: 863P
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.

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Date:
January 2, 1940
Markings:
in type "Correct color, Brown, Bn-533-P (Rotary) / January 2, 1940."
Medium:
paper; ink (dark brown) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 8 x 6 in. (20.32 x 15.24 cm)
Museum ID:
0.242263.21681.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • 10c American Authors Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) die proof
  • Reverse of 10c American Authors Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) die proof
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