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1c Franklin plate proof

National Postal Museum
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. 535

Denomination: 1c

Subject: Franklin

Color: deep green

3c La Fortaleza plate proof

National Postal Museum
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. 21722

Denomination: 3c

Subject: La Fortaleza, San Juan Puerto Rico, Territorial Issues

Color: bright violet

2c Founding of Jamestown plate proof

National Postal Museum
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. 3594

Denomination: 2c

Subject: Founding of Jamestown

Color: carmine

Jamestown Exposition – Founding of Jamestown, 1907

The 2¢ stamp in the Jamestown Exposition series, designed by Marcus W. Baldwin, depicts the landing at Jamestown in 1607 flanked by a tobacco plant and stalk of Indian corn. One colonist, with a sword in one hand and a flag in the other, leads the men in rowboats. The fleet lies at anchor behind them and includes the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery.

1c Captain John Smith plate proof

National Postal Museum
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. 3799

Denomination: 1c

Subject: Captain John Smith

Color: green

Jamestown Exposition – Captain John Smith, 1907

Clair Aubrey Huston, Bureau of Engraving and Printing artist, designed the 1¢ stamp. The central vignette, a portrait of Captain John Smith, is after an engraving by Crispin Van de Passe the younger. Medallions in the upper corners depict Pocahontas and her father, Chief Powhatan. Smith was both a military commander and civil leader in the colony.

$2 Warren G. Harding frame plate proof

National Postal Museum
plate number 22123; $2.00 frame

3c American Authors Ralph Waldo Emerson die proof attached to plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 die proof with the correct color is attached to the proof of plate no. 22491, which has "wrong color" written on it.

Plate No. 22491

Denomination: 3c

Subject: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Color: bright red violet

5c Army West Point plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 proof has "wrong color should be blue" written on it, and there is an attached die proof in the correct color.

Plate No.: 21682

Denomination: 5c

Subject: West Point

5c Army West Point die proof attached to plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 die proof in the correct color is attached to the proof of plate no. 21682, which has "wrong color should be blue" written on it.

Plate No.: 21682

Denomination: 5c

Subject: West Point

5c Seal of the US Naval Academy plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 proof has "wrong color should be blue" written on it, and has an attached die proof in the approved color.

Plate No.: 21687

Denomination: 5c

Subject: Seal of the US Naval Academy and Naval Midshipmen

5c Seal of the US Naval Academy die proof attached to plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 die proof in the approved color is attached to the proof of plate proof no. 21687, which has "wrong color should be blue" written on it.

Plate No.: 21687

Denomination: 5c

Subject: Seal of the US Naval Academy and Naval Midshipmen

5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 proof has "wrong color" written on it, and has an attached die proof in the approved color.

Plate No.: 22484

Denomination: 5c

Subject: Louisa May Alcott

Color: dark blue

5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott die proof attached to plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 die proof in the approved color is attached to the proof of plate no. 22484, which has "wrong color" written on it.

Plate No.: 22484

Denomination: 5c

Subject: Louisa May Alcott

Color: dark blue

3c Pan American Union plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 proof has "wrong color" written on it, and has an attached die proof in the approved color.

Plate No.: 22562

Denomination: 3c

Subject: Pan American Union

Color: purple

3c Pan American Union die proof attached to plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 die proof in the approved color is attached to the proof of plate no. 22562, which has "wrong color" written on it.

Plate No.: 22562

Denomination: 3c

Subject: Pan American Union

Color: purple

3c Pony Express plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 proof has "wrong color" written on it, and has an attached die proof in the approved color.

Plate No.: 22579

Denomination: 3c

Subject: Pony Express Rider

Color: purple

3c Pony Express die proof attached to plate proof

National Postal Museum
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 die proof in the approved color is attached to the proof of plate no. 22579, which has "wrong color" written on it.

Plate No.: 22579

Denomination: 3c

Subject: Pony Express Rider

Color: purple (plate proof); brown (approved die proof)

4c Dag Hammarskjold plate proof

National Postal Museum
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.27275

Denomination: 4c

Subject: UN Headquarteres and Dag Hammarskjold, Dad Hammarskjold Issue

Color: black, brown & yellow

25c War Savings exhibition plate proof

National Postal Museum
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.150821

Denomination: 25c

Subject: War Savings - exhibition plate

Color:

Dendrobium Love Memory 'Fizz'

Smithsonian Gardens

Dendrobium Love Memory 'Fizz'

Smithsonian Gardens

Dendrobium Kouchi's Pride

Smithsonian Gardens

Dendrobium Kikai

Smithsonian Gardens

Dendrobium Candy Cane

Smithsonian Gardens
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