113 7c BISTRE


The original die was used for plates 1-6 of the 7c Bistre and also for plates 7-8 of the 7c Red Brown




Unhardened Die Proof with ABN imprint but without a die number.


Hardened Die Proofwith ABN imprint and Die number F 214.



Trial Color Proof in Brown.


Trial Color Proof in Orange.


Trial Color Proof in Violet.



The two printings of Plate 1 with PO 85 and later PO 120







First printing of Plate 2





Plates 1-4 were printed with both upper and lower imprints

Plate 3 with PO 189





Plate 4 with PO 189 and a second unknown PO
Note that stamps printed using PO 189 are of the shade known as Sage Green.








Plates 5-6 were printed with an imprint at the top and a band of type B Lathework in the the lower margin










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