I recently won an auction lot with some interesting proofs. I have several questions and I hope nobody minds that I'm going to post several posts about some of the mysteries I'm trying to figure out.
The first is this Franklin LO1 Die Proof. The original album labels it "Die Proof E16, Nopal Red." Whoever marked it up for auction labeled it "LO1E3." There is no "LO1E3" that I can find in my 2019 Scott's Specialized. I don't see any Essays for the Carriers at all listed. There is an LO1P3 listed, but this is not a plate proof, and it would be blue and not red. I do see an orange trial color listed: LO1TC5a plate proof on wove paper, but this looks like a die proof to me.
What is this?