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80th Anniversary of the Pony Express Issue

3c Pony Express die proof attached to plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 894P
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:
March 20, 1940
Markings:
in type "Correct color, Brown, Bn-530-P (Rotary) / March 20, 1940."
Medium:
paper; ink (henna brown) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 x 8 in. (15.24 x 20.32 cm)
Museum ID:
0.242263.21749.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • 3c Pony Express die proof
  • Reverse of 3c Pony Express die proof
  • plate proof
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