I have a set of J31P2 to J37P2 so I am told. They have a slightly faded and wrinkly appearance. Just look at the backs. Would this be typical? I have some older proofs that are sharp and look terrific. Thanks
Hi again - yes, I used the term plate by mistake. These are stand alone dies. There is or was a similar set with part of the gray card attached on ebay recently. The ink from the crack runs clear across the margins like the image on stampsmarter.
Yes, indeed -- the die crack on the 3¢ proof is confirmation that these are Roosevelt die proofs. Here is the 3¢ proof from the album you can view in the link that John Becker posted. This one must have been printed later, as the crack has gotten more pronounced. I would guess it didn't last much longer.