2c Carmine, Ty. III, Large Die Proof Multiple on India (252P1 var). Fifteen die impressions laid out to appear as a sheet, 111 x 162mm with wide margins on all sides, ms. "O.K. to harden Nov. 20/95"
at lower right, trivial thin spots at corners from hinges
VERY FINE. A STUNNING "SHEETLET" OF FIFTEEN IMPRESSIONS OF THE 2-CENT TYPE III BUREAU ISSUE, ALL OF WHICH WERE PRINTED FROM THE DIE. A MARVELOUS ITEM.
This was made from an
experimental die. The Bureau ran an experiment to see whether multiple rolling-in from the die could make the transfer process faster. The tremendous pressure resulted in misaligned entries, so the concept was abandoned. Only two are reported to
exist -- the other is reportedly from the hardened die and may have been cut up. Ex Morris. (Image)
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