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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 9, February 27, 2011, Article 9

MORE ON THAT BEP INTAGLIO TEST PLATE

Joe Boling writes:

That block of four food stamps that Krause Publications used to illustrate their article on the BEP web press test plate is not related to that plate. That design was used decades ago - I've seen both blue and bistre versions (I believe there was a difference in the inscriptions). I don't know why they placed that illustration in the article on NumisMaster. Hopefully Neil's article in BNR will show the image in the plate that was sold.

Neil Shafer writes:

Thanks for including reference to my latest BNR article on the intaglio press that was at FUN. Your title for the coverage you provided was "An Intaglio Food Stamp Test Plate" and a picture of the orange 1939-43 food order stamps. Before I attended the FUN show I would have thought that the TEST NOTE pieces with Lincoln at left (one illustrated in the BNR article) were somehow related to the production or development of Food Coupons, but the point of the article came to be that such was absolutely Not the case. Instead it was a step towards the eventual production of the web press dollars made during the late 1980s and into the mid-1990s. The only reason I had put some food stamp background in the BNR article was just to fill in the historical context of the discussion. If I misguided anyone while discussing the Food Coupon history I am indeed sorry.

The article image left me a bit confused, so the E-Sylum headline was my fault. I'm just glad to have been able to publicize an excellent article and an interesting and rare piece of numismatic history. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: AN INTAGLIO FOOD STAMP TEST PLATE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n08a18.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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