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Posted 08/09/2018   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rebels43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have search the forum for a thread on this question and I could not find one. I noticed the plate blocks for the 8 cent stamps have 2 methods of printing the plate number. The more common one is the blue and gold plate numbers. The least common is the red plate numbers. Does anyone know why there are no three plate numbers with blue, red, and gold?




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Posted 08/09/2018   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 8c Magsaysay stamp was printed using two plates; the 8c Reuter stamp was printed using just one plate. I'm no expert on stamp printing, but both stamps were printed using the Giori press, which was a multi-color printing press.

Here's a thread on the Giori press: http://goscf.com/t/36258

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