Marginal Markings Committee

 

Plate Identification - Index

 

 

 

 

Design Elements

II. PLATE IDENTIFICATION  

 

     A. Producers’ Identity

 

            1.  Toppan, Carpenter, ... - Imprints A1 – A3, R1 – R3

            2.  National Bank Note Co - Imprints B1 - B3

            3.  Continental Bank Note Co - Imprints E1 - E3

            4.  American Bank Note Co - Imprints F - F4, R6 – R7

            5.  Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Imprints I – III, VIII, R4 – R5

            6.  Prefix Identification Letters - BEP & Private Sector Printers

 

     B. Modified Layout Designations

 

            1.  Flat Plate Markings - Stars, "A", "COIL STAMPS"

            2.  Rotary Press Markings - Stars, "S--" Designation

 

     C. Plate Surface Treatment

 

           1.  Heating/Quenching - 'F ', 'O '

           2.  Plating - ' C.S. ', 'C ', 'EI '

 

     D. Plate Number Types

 

           1.  Early Classic Plate Numbers – From Imprints A1 – A3, R1 – R3, R6, R8, B1 - B3, E1 – E2, F, F4

            2.  BEP Plate Numbers – From Imprints I, IV, V, R7, 3.1 mm

          3. Plate Numbers on Offset Printings - Hand drawn, Rubber stamped

            4.  Overrun Countries

            5.  Single Digit Plate Numbers - Sheet panes, Coil stamps, Booklet panes

 

     E. Plate Position - "R", Pane-Position Diagrams

 

                 

 

Plate Identification

 

Production Markings

 

Inscriptions

 

 

 

                                                

REFERENCES

 

Harold B. Collins, Jr. and Doug D’Avino, "A Categorization of Marginal Markings", The United States Specialist, Vol 75, December 2004.

 

 

 

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