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Farley Katz

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Re: 1868 "die proofs"
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 11:22:54 PM »
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Re: 1868 "die proofs"
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 10:59:38 PM »
The so called engraved proofs were essay examples, because they were not the finish product with the numerals in the value table. The transfer dies were prepared from the engraved dies and had the final numerals added to them. So, this image found on lithograph plates would have been done on the stone with the transfer die.

So, these essays (engraved proof) were from the engraved die used to make the transfer dies, which later wound up as the ten different types we find used on the lithography plates in various positions. If these 'proofs' were done from the stone they would have had the numeral.

Some of these engraved essay proofs had the numeral added by hand in ink to the finish product.

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1868 "die proofs"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 10:24:17 PM »
According to many authorities, the 1868 Hidalgo, although lithographed, originated as a steel engraved die.  I have seen photos of "die proofs" of the 1868 issue, in Odjfell, "The 1868 Issue" (1955) and Amexfil, Tres Siglos de Filatelia en Mejico (2006), p. 170.  Can anyone confirm that these are proofs from the engraved die and not proofs of a lithographic stone?
 
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