1893 Military Franchise Essays of the New Hebrides

1893 French Military Franchise Essays of the New Hebrides

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Essays by printing group

Essays by position

Essays by stone

A. Design stone

B. Background stone

C. Disk stone

D. Ring Label Banner stone

E. Disk Ring stone

What we know, assume, deduce

Plate features by stone

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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 these essays by stone augments the knowledge gained from studying them by printing subgroup and by position.

The links on the left take you to the stone pages (currently A, B, C, D and E stones are dead links). Each set of stone pages provide different ways to interact with the essays (the list below is yet to be set in stone):

A closer look

Shows a bigger scan of a single (450dpi) or sheet (225dpi), when the corresponding thumbnail is clicked.

A really close look

Shows a bigger scan of a single (600dpi) or sheet (300dpi), when the corresponding thumbnail is clicked.

Compare side by side

Allows the viewer to choose any two different scans of essay singles, and view them side by side.

Compare top and bottom

Allows the viewer to choose any two different scans of essay singles, and view them one on top of the other.

Flipbook of comparisons

Allows the viewer to arrange essays in a certain order and rapidly display a slideshow, thus imitating a flipbook. This is aimed at seeing the evolution of a plate flaw or retouch.

Plate features

Shows a table of hi-res (600dpi) scans of relevant plate characteristics for each stone.

What we know

Analyses by collectors in an effort to gain more insight into the stones.

Comments

Comments relating to specific stones, including feedback from other collectors and website visitors.

What else would you like to see? Write to the email address on the Home page with your ideas.


Essay scans naming system

  • 1893mf identifier
  • Printing group - background lettering, blue disk lettering or design lettering (bk, blue, des)
  • 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)
  • Design, colors, or complete (des, col, comp)
  • Where it is now  (first 3 letters of current owner's collection)
  • Size - 60dpi (thumbnail), 225,dpi 300dpi, 450dpi, 600dpi scan (thm, 225, 300, 450, 600)
  • Plate characteristic (frame_blkmk, spike, etc)
  • Stone (bk, des, dsk, rlb)
  • Width (110, 220)

E.g., 1893mf_bk_a_sing_comp_rue_600_frme_blkmk_des_220.jpg

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.

1893mf_blue_b_sfsh_col_bli_450.jpg

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

1893mf_des_sheet_des_mel_300.jpg

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

1893mf_des_shcon_col_1320x840.jpg

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

1893mf_blue_sheet_comp_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 "jschen20001", 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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