112 5c VIOLET

Plates 15-22 were Wet printed from the same Original Die used for the 5c Blue



Upper left plate 15



Plates 17-20 had a band of type D lathework at the bottom


Plates 19-20 have the upper right frame line retouched. It appears that the Die itself was not retouched since plates 21 and 22 show the Original Die. Thus it is reasonable to assume that all 400 subjects on each plate were individually retouched.



Upper right plate 19


Plates 21-22 had type D inverted lathework



Upper right plate 21


Plate 21 had a pyramid guide arrow in the left margin and the words R-GAUGE in the right margin


Upper left plate 22


Plate 22 had the words R-GAUGE in the left margin and a pyramid guide arrow in the right margin


Plates 21 and 22 were printed both on normal paper and so called 'thin' paper, which is really somewhat transparent so that the cross hatch in the weave of the paper is readily apparent.





Plates 23-25 were Dry printed from Redrawn Die F 213


Die Proof in Violet on India


Die Proof in Black on card



Upper plate 23


Upper right plate 25



One pane of 100 stamps was printed imperforate probably as a favor





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