Sunday, July 26, 2009

15c Martin Guemes 1L 'Fat I in TINA of ARGENTINA'

This variety, by how commonly I find it, is most likely a master die plate variety. I always find the 'Tina' plate variety with a stamp to the right with a small gap on the inner line next to the last A of ARGENTINA. Except for what seems to be an early printing, represented by the first block I show here, I also find a similar 'gap' plate flaw on the stamp below the 'TINA' stamp.

'Tina' Plate Variety Upper Left

Upper Left stamp

Upper Right stamp

Lower Left stamp

'Tina' Plate Variety Upper Right

Upper Right stamp

Lower Right stamp