Monday, July 5, 2010

30cMH1E2 pane used for partial plating: the pane

Here is a partial plating of the 30c from a block of 89 of the 30c-MH (Hacienda) 1E2. This block is missing position 95 and the 10th column. I find that the plate was made either with two blocks of 50 dies (top and bottom halves), or with four quadrants of 25 each. The plate does not have enough wear for me to conclusively prove that halves or quarters were used. In these pages I line up each row from the top half with its counterpart in the bottom half.