Sharing a nice #26 - MNH - Plated as 19L15
My notes say -
"Internal design recutting exists on eight positions in the plate, three in the left pane and five in the right pane. Generally, the recutting was to the upper left triangle or under the upper left rosette. All the recuts were light and all tended to fade as the plate wore."
I have most of Plate 15 reconstructed and I pulled them out to find this position. Winston gave me the hint that it was a B-Relief, which limits it to the second row. I checked the second row stamps to find the three lines recut under the upper left rosette. BINGO! Position 19L15!
Chase mentions those recut lines as well (See image) -
"Six stamps show recutting of the upper left triangle; in five, one vertical line; * * * * * These six positions also show in addition a little recutting near the top of the left band of tessellated work. The plate positions of the one line recuts are : - 19, 59 & 69L & 15, 58 and 59R15."
Chase: "Near the top of the left tessellated work"
Me: "at 8 o'clock of the upper left rosette"
Same locations, different verbiage,
Also, Chase says here that this positions has a single line recut in the upper left triangle. Scott's Specialized Catalogue lists this recut.
And is the right inner line recut? Looks like it to me, but I have a better scan than y'all.
I am interested in someone who knows more telling us a little bit more.