PLATES USED TO PRINT
NOTE The blocks of 4 above are changelings (see that page) and are shown here to illustrate the black Plate Numbers.
There were 4 Black Plates used to print the Map Stamp black outline, &
- 2 Red Plates used to print the Red images representing the locations of the British colonies on the Maps
-one (1) Blue Plate in various shades of blue and/or lavender for the oceans.
NOTE The order specified that the oceans were to be in Blue and Green, however the Green could only be tinted as Lavender, which was accepted as "Green" by the Post Office.