Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection

 

EXPERIMENTAL HUCK PRESS CERTIFIED PLATE PROOF

In 1955, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing purchased a Huck printing press capable of printing multiple colors in a single pass. As they learned to use the machine, BEP employees produced numerous experimental printing plates from master dies for stamps that dated as far back as the 1930s. This is a proof of one of those experimental plates, rarely seen by collectors or the public.
United States, 1957
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