1898 Ten cent large engraved die proof in dark blue green on india paper 68 x 63mm, die sunk
on large card measuring 225 x 153; showing die “F-126” number and American Bank Note Co.
Ottawa imprint below design. This is the artist’s working die with characteristic punctures in all
four corners and a few peripheral card faults along edge of card at top, well away from die
sinkage area and of no importance. Very few exist in this distinctive dark blue green colour,
Very Fine (Minuse & Pratt E1P1a)