These stamps were manufactured on nine plates comprised of two panes of 100; The two panes of 200 stamps are designated as right and left. Additionally as manufacturing progressed some of the plate were reworked. These reworked plates are referred to as ‘states’; early state for the original plate, an intermediate state for the first rework, and the late plate for the last reworking. Each stamp in a pane has been assigned a position designation. These are numbered starting from the upper left stamp in sequence 1 through 100. For example, the plate position 3L3 means position 3, left pane of plate 3. See here for illustration.

Since each stamp on each plate has unique characteristics, it is possible for collectors to reconstruct an entire plate.

Here is a list of all the known plates.
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Plate NamePlate 0 Left
General Comments
  • Orange Brown only.
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Months In Use3
Total Sheet Impressions21809
Imperf Sheet Impressions21809
Perf Sheet Impressions0