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Departmental Trial Color Constant Plate Marks?

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Posted 03/14/2015   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add littleriverphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There went the new scanner!No digital microscope either! These Atlanta Trial Color Proofs sidetracted those equipment upgrade funds.
This 2 cent Agriculture in green (Sc.O2TC4d) has shows minor damage in the verticle shading to the right of the vignette, and major damgage on the left side,mostly above chin level. There is a mark in the bottom othe T of Two and on the tail of the numeral 2. Dots outside of margin at the department tablet. No idea if it is a constant variety.

Normally, I would show these in catlogue order, but I'm going to skip ahead to Sc.O87TC4d, 7 cent War in green. I think this is a re-entry, showing in the tops of the letters of SEVEN, top of the numeral, and below SEVEN, narrowing the scroll there. There are marks in the rope border below the t of Dept and more damage in the middle of the vignette border.

And now back to O32TC4c, the 90 cent Justice in brown. All three of these proofs came from one dealer, and each had a different resolution, the O87TC4d being the highestand this proof being the lowest, so I was quite pleased when it arrived and I could really see it in it's layout lines, plate damage and re-entered glory. Unfortunatly, I'm back to needing the digital microscope. I have an old Wolfe binocular microscope 20X -40X that I flyspeck with, but can't reproduce what I see. Scanned at 1200 dpi is the best I can do.

Here's two smaller jpegs, brown lines are the layout lines that can just be seen in ht e larger scan, the green arrows point to doubled lines.

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Edited by littleriverphil - 03/14/2015 5:14 pm

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