Friday, March 20, 2009

'Speck over palm' 5 pesos plate variety

Here is what I find about this plate variety:

Because I find it from the first paper to the NOP paper, I estimate that the first plate was used from 1936 to 1948. I do not find it on the later papers (2C to 1Ls), and therefore estimate that there was a second plate used between 1949 and the mid 1950s.

The specimens I find:



On cover postmarked 1943.

NGR, dated 1947

NOP, dated 1949?