Saturday, April 30, 2011

Notes of the 10c M.M. Posts on Scribd

2011 Notes No.3 10c M.M. Departmental of the Argentina 1935-51 Definitives

10c M.M. relative rarity based on this recent sample

For the type II flat plate, which is composed of 1,596 of a total of 1,922 stamps (83 percent), I have:

13 pairs, 164 strips of three, 104 strips of four, 16 strips of five, 43 blocks of six with a few strips, 13 blocks of eight, 1 of nine, 8 of ten, 6 of twelve, and one each of fourteen and fifteen.

I also find in this sample 291 type II rotary (15 percent) and 35 type I's (2 percent). Adding to these numbers the assumption that this selection had been cherry picked for type I's, I would bump up type Is to between 3 and 5 percent of all 10c M.M.s, and that still makes for a rare stamp.

10c M.M. shadow above 10 plate variety

Here are additional examples of this plate variety.



First row, second stamp.





Second row, second stamp.





Fifth stamp.

10c M.M. nick to top edge plate variety

By the small number of these I find in this large selection, this plate variety is likely found in only one position of the plate.



First stamp.



Second stamp.



Third stamp.



Fourth stamp.



Fifth stamp, with the nick to top edge plate variety



Here is a second example.



10c M.M. buckled top edge plate variety

By the small number of these I find in this large selection, this plate variety is likely found in only one position of the plate.



Second stamp.





Second stamp.





First row, first stamp.





First row, third stamp.





First row, first stamp.





First row, fourth stamp.





First row, first stamp.





First row, second stamp.

10c M.M. type II rotary examples

Type I has a solid color wedge in the design immediately to the left of the 'BERNARDINO' legend. Type II has a few dots horizontally at top right and bottom right of this wedge. The rotary printing shows a much more worn out impression and the design is lengthened some along the vertical direction because of the bending effect on the original die.





















10c M.M type II flat examples

Type I has a solid color wedge in the design immediately to the left of the 'BERNARDINO' legend. Type II has a few dots horizontally at top right and bottom right of this wedge.