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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.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

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

    $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.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    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.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    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: 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.


    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)

    $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: 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: China Printing Plate (Only one from China)

    $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.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    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.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Caribbean Island 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: Caribbean Island Printing Plate (Sandpipers)

    $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.


    ABNC Stamp Plate Collection

    American Bank Note Company: Guatemala Printing Plate C-172 (Footrace)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2.75 x 3.5 inches. Vignette foot race, #5747. 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: Guatemala Printing Plate C-174 (Tennis)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2.75 x 3.25 inches. Vignette 1950 VI Juegos Deportivos Centro-Americanos y del Caribe - Tennis, #5748. 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: Haiti Printing Plate (Airplane)

    $1,575.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3.5 inches. 50 centimes complete airmail stamp, #65820. 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: Liberia Printing Plate (Antelope)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3.5 inches. 3 cent, antelope, #V-83335. 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: Panama Printing Plate (Statue of Liberty)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2.75 x 3 inches. Statue of Liberty. 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: Panama Printing Plate (Airplane Over Map)

    $2,000.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3 inches. 21 Centesimos De Balboa, vignette map, complete stamp, #65240. 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: Panama Printing Plate (Airplane Over Map)

    $2,450.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3.5 inches. 25 Centesimos De Balboa, vignette map, complete stamp, #65387. 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: Panama Printing Plate (Panama Canal)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 3 x 3.5 inches. Balboa Dry Dock, #V-43143 special C-1662. 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: Panama Printing Plate C-1504 (Panama Canal)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 3 x 2.5 inches. Do centesimos de balboa, boat, #V-43243 special C-1504. 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: Panama Printing Plate C-1879 (Waterfalls)

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2.5 x 2.5 inches. Saltq De La Chorrera, #V-43414 special #C-1879. 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 Nations Printing Plate

    $6,825.00
     

    Steel 2.75 x 3 inches. Vignette, UN seal, #V88606. 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: Unknown Building with Cannons Printing Plate

    $1,750.00
     

    Steel 2 x 3 inches. 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.