XV.  1893 definitives    Ear of wheat

These proofs were printed either in sheets of 150, consisting of 15 rows of 10 of one value
or in sheets of 50, in 6 rows, 4 rows consisting of 10 proofs of respectively 1 1/2B, 3B, 5B, 10B
and 2 rows of consisting of 5 prrofs of respectively 15B and the non-adopted type of 25B.
If not indicated otherwise the paper is very thick paper.
Most of these proofs exists in nuances of these shades.
Due to the amount of material Ive split this page in 6:

Composite Proofing Plate Watermarked paper Wm trials of 1900
Thin paper Thick paper More specials

Colour proofs


Colours/values listed in Ed. Cohen which are not from the
Composite Proofing Plate

1.  15 B Grey-violet 2. 15 B Rose-lilac 3. 25 B Black-grey (n-a type) 4. 25B Dark black (n-a type)
5. 25 B Blue (adopted type) 6. 40 B Black 7. 40 B Grey 8. 40 B Rose
9. 40 B Lilac-rose 10. 40 B Green 11. 40 B Brownish yellow  

 

Printed on green (papier carte). (White on backside)
1893-1bani.jpg (8689 bytes)

93. 1 B Black  This essay was manufactured by removing the 1/2 from a 1 1/2 B clichee - traces of the 1/2 can still be seen.

Printed on thick paper
1893-Bi06-1.jpg (30084 bytes)

94. 1 L grey-brown (Frame only, no medallion) 95. 1 L Grey-brown frame, Carmine medallion (double impression of head plate)

1893-head.jpg (20314 bytes)
Plate proofs  - Head plates

1893-Bi07.jpg (38276 bytes)

More ear of wheat:
Watanabe collection 1
Watanabe collection 2
Watanabe collection 3
Watanabe collection 4
Watanabe collection 5
Watanabe collection 6