I am working on an article for our journal and request your help.
Does anyone have a set of 11 of the color progressive proofs of the 5c from the second printing, with the striped gum?
What Travis and I uncovered today is that the order of printing inks on the postage stamps of the irst and second printing was different. The fifth and sixth colors printed during the first printing (perf 12 1/2, smooth gum) was pink, followed by dark blue. However on the second printing (perf 11 1/2, striped gum), the order was reversed, with the fifth color being dark blue, and the sixth, pink.
I have copies the progressive proofs from all six values of the first printing, and all but the 5c in the second printing.
I am wondering if progressive proofs of the 5c were printed during the second printing? Do you have a set?
If they were printed, and you have a copy, would you provide us with a scan showing in what order the color inks were applied.
Thanks so much for your input. I hope you enjoy the article.