1893 French Military Franchise Essays of the New Hebrides
Plate Features Overview
Definitions and terms
Essays by printing group
Essays by position
Essays by stone
A. Plate features by printing group
B. Plate features by position
C. Plate features by stone
How many are there?
Where are they now?
Each of the four essays on a sheet was drawn differently, so they each have different characteristics. As well, retouches of the essays over time help to show printing order.
Studying the constant and changing features of a printing group, position or stone via comparing cropped enlargements augments the knowledge gained from studying them by printing subgroup, by position or by stone.
The links on the left take you to the printing groups, the positions and the stones pages. Each set of pages provides plating pages for each feature.
"Flip book" style of comparison
"Roller page book" style of comparison
What we know, assume, deduce, infer
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Essay scans naming system
means that the essay is from the "background lettering" printing, position A, a single, complete (i.e. has both design and colors), 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.
All scans are 600dpi , either 330 x 220 or 165 x 110 pixels.
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).