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    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company Printing Plate (Experimental Vignette)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 2.25 x 3.5 inches. Experimental Vignette with Proof May 1898. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The termunique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues. DLRC was fortunate to acquire an entire inventory of these plates from the original holdings of the American Bank Note Company. There are no duplicates and, to our knowledge, nothing else like this holding exists anywhere. Once sold these are irreplaceable. The collection consists of plates and dies for stamps that are quite diverse in nature with many issues from South and Central America, a few European nations, as well as various United States state-issued revenues from various uses. Generally, the plates are not labeled as to the title or with a description as to what the images match. We have done our best to research and match as many of the plates as possible to the stamps or designs that these were used for in their previous lives, but we leave each item up to the buyer to research and learn more. In many cases the designs include fascinating vignettes, while others include parts of the design like the framework, or portrait of a famous politician, military leader or royalty.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: California Printing Plate (Los Angeles City Hall)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 5 x 3 inches. This detailed printing plate was used to print $20 City of Los Angeles Realty Transfer Tax revenue stamps. Featuring a stunning view of the Los Angeles City Hall building. Four stamps in a horizontal strip. Plate no. 4557. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: California Printing Plate (State Seal)

    Vault Value
    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 3 inches. This printing plate was engraved with a single State of California 16 cent distilled spirits tax stamp, for the quantity of one-fifth of a gallon (or 750ml). Beautiful state seal at upper center. Plate no. 80450. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: Central Bank Note Company Printing Plate

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 4 x 3 inches. This ornate and rare plate is engraved with a specimen stamp of the Central Bank Note Company, showing a cover bridge over a river. Titled "Specimen Postage". Plate no. 1298. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: Columbia Bank Note Company Printing Plate

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3.5 x 3.75 inches. This plate is engraved with a specimen stamp of the Columbian Bank Note Company in a neat Art-Deco style. Plate no. 6839. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: Bath Iron Works Ltd Printing Plate (Steampship)

    $3,500.00
     

    Steel 2 x 2.5 inches. An engraved plate showing a steamship in the ocean in an ornate frame. The plate reads "Bath Iron Works Ltd." The Bath Iron Works are an important shipyard on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. This plate was perhaps for some type of company stamp. Plate no. V38908. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Michigan Printing Plate (Train)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 4.25 x 3 inches. Engraved plate with a single Michigan Department of Conservation $2 Trout stamp, dated 1960. Detailed vignette of the state fish railroad passenger car, "The Wolverine". Plate no. 10931. . This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Missouri Printing Plate (Steamship)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 3 inches. Printing plate engraved with a single City of St. Louis occupational license revenue stamp. Plate no. 84510. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: New Hampshire Printing Plate (Ship)

    $1,575.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 8.75 inches. Engraved plate with a vertical strip of ten New Hampshire 2 cent tobacco products tax stamps. Central vignette of a merchant ship with a wreath surrounding. Plate no. 17743. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: United States Printing Plate (Western Union)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2.25 x 3.5 inches. Engraved plate with a single stamp made for Western Union Telegraph Company, dated 1928 with a value of 5 cents. Plate no. 3077. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: United States Printing Plate (Franklin Roosevelt)

    $3,150.00
     

    Steel 2.87 x 3 inches. Printing plate engraved with a vignette portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Plate no. 5401. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: United States Printing Plate (Roosevelt and Churchill)

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    $3,150.00
     

    Steel 3.75 x 2.5 inches. Printing plate engraved with a vignette of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. Plate no. 5629. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: United States Printing Plate (Statue of Liberty)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3 x 2.75 inches. Printing plate engraved with a vignette of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Plate no. 5641. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: United States Printing Plate (Military Themed)

    Vault Value
    $1,500.00
     

    Steel 4 x 3.5 inches. Printing plate engraved with an allegorical military-theme vignette with portraits of a sailor, pilot, and soldier. Plate no. 8012. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: United States Printing Plate (Franklin Roosevelt)

    $3,150.00
     

    Steel 2.25 x 3 inches. Printing plate engraved with a vignette portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Plate no. V72002. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Washington Printing Plate (George Washington)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3.5 x 9 inches. Large printing plate engraved with a block of 20 State of Washington 2 cent cigarette tax stamps. Portrait of George Washington at center. Plate no. 81938. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Washington Printing Plate (George Washington)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 3 inches. Printing plate engraved with a single State of Washington 2 cent cigarette tax stamp. Portrait of George Washington at center. Plate no. 694484. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: China Printing Plate (Only one from China)

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    $17,500.00
     

    Steel 3 x 2.5 inches. Central vignette, airplane and junk ship, #88218. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Costa Rica Printing Plate C-455 (Cathedral)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3.25 inches. 25 centimos airmail complete stamp, Cathedral de Alajuela, #14017. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: Costa Rica Printing Plate C-457 (Basilica)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3.25 inches. 35 centimos airmail complete stamp, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, #14019. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: Costa Rica Printing Plate C-251 (Roosevelt)

    $1,050.00
     

    Steel 2.75 x 2.5 inches. 5 centimos complete stamp, Roosevelt, #88861. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Costa Rica Printing Plate (Coffee Harvesting)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 3.25 x 3 inches. Vignette coffee harvesting scene, #V85781. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Cuba Printing Plate (Cigar Tax)

    $1,050.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 7.5 inches. 1/3 centavo complete stamp, cigarros tax, #1452. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Cuba Printing Plate (Airplane Over Coast)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3.5 x 4.5 inches. 10 centavos complete airmail stamp, airplane over coast, #5000. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Cuba Printing Plate (Duck)

    $1,400.00
     

    Steel 4 x 4 inches. 8 cent, wood duck, complete stamp, #10748. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Cuba Printing Plate (Sandpipers)

    Vault Value
    $1,400.00
     

    Steel 4 x 4 inches. 2 pesos, sandpipers, complete stamp, #10752. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: El Salvador Printing Plate (Hospital)

    $1,050.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 2.5 inches. Vignette Hospital Robles, #V43484. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: El Salvador Printing Plate (Coat of Arms)

    $1,050.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 2.5 inches. Vignette Coat of Arms, #V43516. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: El Salvador Printing Plate (National Palace)

    $1,050.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 2.5 inches. Vignette National Palace, #V43521. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.


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    American Bank Note Company: Guatemala Printing Plate C-158-C-162 (Soccer)

    $3,500.00
     

    Steel 2 x 3 inches. Vignette soccer game, #5566. This unique plate is part of an exciting offering from the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates unlike virtually anything we have ever offered. The term unique is absolutely accurate here as these plates represent the actual dies used to create the finished products and in many cases trial designs along the way to a finished stamp mostly for late 19th and early 20th Century issues.