1893 Military Franchise Essays of the New Hebrides

1893 French Military Franchise Essays of the New Hebrides

Essay scans naming system

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  • 1893mf identifier
  • Printing subgroup - background lettering with subgroup, blue disk lettering or design lettering (e.g., bk_ocher, blue, des)
  • Design, colors, or complete (des, col, comp)
  • Position in sheet (a, b, c, d)
  • Single, sheet, single from sheet, single from pair, or constructed as a sheet from known singles (sing, sheet, sfsh, sfpr, shcon)
  • Where it is now (first 3 letters of current owner's collection)
  • Size for singles - 60dpi (thumbnail), 225dpi 300dpi, 450dpi, 600dpi scan (thm, 225, 300, 50, 600), OR
  • Size for sheets - 132 pixels (thumbnail), 240 pixels, 495 pixels, 660 pixels, 1320 pixels (thm, 240, 495, 660, 1320)
  • Plate characteristic (frame_blkmk, spike, etc)
  • Stone (bk, des, dsk, rlb)
  • Width (110, 220)

E.g., 1893mf_bk_ocher_comp_a_sing_rue_600_frame_blkmk_des_220.jpg

means that the essay is from the "background lettering" printing, ocher subgroup,  complete (i.e., has both design and colors), position A, a single, is in the Ruecker collection, scanned at 600dpi, cropped to show thick or altered frameline plus black mark in design stone, with a width of 220 pixels.

1893mf_blue_col_b_sfsh_bli_450.jpg

means that the essay is from the "blue disk lettering" printing, has colors only, position B, a single cropped from a sheet, is in the Blinco collection, scanned at 450dpi.

1893mf_des_des_d_sfsh_mel_300.jpg

means that the essay is from the "design lettering" printing, has design only, position D, a single cropped from a sheet, is in the Mele collection, scanned at 300dpi.

1893mf_des_col_shcon_1320x840.jpg

means that the essay is from the "design lettering" printing, has colors only, a construction of a sheet for comparison or printing purposes, scanned at 300dpi.

1893mf_blue_comp_sheet_mil_thm.jpg

means that the essay is from the "blue disk lettering" printing, a sheet, complete (i.e., has both design and colors), is in the Millet collection, scanned at 60dpi (thumbnail).

All scans are the same size, where possible.

Some have been enlarged beyond their normal resolution (e.g., some from the Treadwell and Millet collections, from eBay purchasers such as "ra32" and "jshen20001", and from auction houses such as Empire Auctions).

  • thm = 132 x 88
  • 225 = 495 x 330
  • 300 = 660 x 440
  • 450 = 990 x 660
  • 600 = 1320 x 880
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