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::: Pictorial Issue Plate Arrangements :::

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Meyer and Harris identify and illustrate the various Arrangements (layouts) of the printing plates used for the Pictorial Issue. Arrows used in the Meyer and Harris illustrations point the direction in which the American Bank Note Company's selvage imprint reads.

ABNCo inscription

Layout VII
200 Subjects

Layout VII arranged two hundred positions into four panes of fifty stamps each with five vertical columns and ten horizontal columns. Plates with this layout were used to print all printings of Scott No. 74 (1 yellow coat of arms), Scott No. 75 (2 brown Honolulu Harbor scene), Scott No. 80 (1 green coat of arms) and Scott No. 81 (2 light carmine Honolulu Harbor scene). American Bank Note Company inscriptions were placed at the top and bottom of each pane.

Plate VII

Layout VIII
200 Subjects

Layout VIII also arranged two hundred positions into four panes of fifty stamps each. Unlike Layout VII, the panes in this layout had ten horizontal columns and five vertical columns. Plates with this layout were used to print all printings of Scott No. 76 (5 carmine Kamehameha I statue), Scott No. 77 (10 yellow green star and palms), Scott No. 79 (25 Sanford Ballard Dole) and Scott No. 82 (5 blue Kamehameha I statue). American Bank Note Company inscriptions were placed at the top and bottom of each pane.

Plate VIII

Layout IX arranged one hundred positions in two panes of fifty each. Only one plate of this arrangement was made and used for printing Scott No. 78. American Bank Note Company inscriptions were placed at the top, bottom and both sides of each pane. The gutter between the panes is about 50mm.

Plate IX

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