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1855 1d Reds Perf Die II, Alphabet II SG21, 24-26 etc (Spec. C3-C6)

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C3-C6 SHADES: Discussions with the late Don Madden on this interesting group have confirmed a long-held suspicion of mine, that Stanley Gibbons' Specialised shades listings are somewhat misleading. With the exception of C5 (Large Crown,Perf.16), a combination which was only used sporadically for short periods, and which does not therefore show the same degree of shade variation, these groupings were in random and more or less concurrent use throughout 1855 and the first half of 1856, together with the earlier plates of the C8 Alphabet III group. They therefore show a similar range of shade variation: Deep Red-brown on very blue paper (C3(2) and C5(2) can be found also on C4 and C6 (and also C8), Orange-brown (C3(3), C6(5) and C8(5)) can also be found on C4 and (rarely) C5, Lake-brown (formerly listed as C3(4), now unaccountably dropped from the listings) can also be found, albeit rarely, on C4, C5 and C6, Brick-red is frequently seen on C3 and C6 as well as C4 and C8, Plum, though rare, can be found on C3 and C4 as well as C6 and C8, Brown-rose (C6(4) and C8(4)) can also be found, albeit rather uncommonly, on C3 and C4, and even the Deep Claret shade of C8(6) may be found occasionally on later C6 plates. SG choose to ignore the Copper-brown shades which occur, albeit rarely, on C3, C4, C6 and C8. Perhaps one of the scarcest shades of this group is the true Yellow-brown (akin to that of SG18 Spec.C1(2)), which can be found on C3 as well as C4 and C6, though very rarely in the very yellow tone of SG18. More frequent is a pale dull yellowish-brown with a slight orange tint. It is also now thought that the alleged late use of Plates 16-18 in Transitional shades on unblued paper is unsupported by sound evidence, as they were taken from press before those shades first appeared. However, they are known in Red-brown shades on White paper (as per C8A).

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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
SG24, SPEC.C3 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C3:11718
RP:11718
24

C3

1

BD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C3:11144
RP:11144
24

C3

2

FI

A VFU+ single, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled well left with a London Inland numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced low, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.70. 18.50
RP:C3:11280
RP:11280
24

C3

3

HK

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high right with a VERY SCARCE STOKE-ON-TRENT '547' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing letters misplaced low to centre, with the 'H' tilted E, and the 'K' tilted W. Cat.150+. 45.00
RP:C3:11797
RP:11797
24

C3

3

OH

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf NE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. Blur SW, and 'H' misplaced low right. Cat.150. New!

30.00

RP:C3:9468
RP:9468
24

C3

4

BG

A VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. Blurs W, and letters tilted E. Cat.70. 15.00  

C:C3:1455
C:1455
24
*

C3j

5

LG

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter (invoice for rum order!) from Liverpool to Haworth on 15 September 1855, cancelled with a FINE LIVERPOOL SPOON (Type B2 RECUT, an EARLY USE - Arundel records 8 August 1856 - Code 'M', a scarcer code - Arundel states code 'R' used in 90% of cases seen). SCARCE MINUTE 'G', and 'L' misplaced high. Cat.170++ (for single OFF COVER). New!

85.00

RP:C3:11286
RP:11286
24

C3e

5

LJ-LL

A FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Liverpool '466' numerals. MAJOR RE-ENTRY on 'LJ', and 'J' misplaced low (unusual on Plate 5); 'LK': 'K' tilted W; 'LL': E 'L' misplaced high. (Other constant varieties on 'LK' and 'LL' obscured by cancellations.) Cat.430+. 95.00
RP:C3:11701
RP:11701
24

C3

5

SG-SL

A G-FU+ RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF SIX, off-centre high, and with some slight perf splitting, and corner perf fault SE of 'SL', lightly cancelled with LIVERPOOL SPOONS dated 5 SEPTEMBER 1855. All units with 'S' INVERTED. Cat.1200+. New!

175.00

RP:C3:C6:11759
RP:11759
24/-

C3e/C6d

6

EH

A VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with London District '74' and London Inland '21' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on both. MAJOR RE-ENTRY, and also 'E' tilted W, and 'H' misplaced low. Cat.450+. New!

125.00

RP:C3:11285
RP:11285
24

C3

6

SA-TB

A FU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with SCARCE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numerals. DIFFERENT LETTER PUNCHES USED (large 'B' and tall 'T'). Cat.650+. 125.00
RP:C3:9740
RP:9740
24

C3

10

HB

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a DEEPISH shade of Red-brown, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur E, and the 'H' misplaced right and sloping downwards to the right. Cat.90. 22.50
RP:C3:11633
RP:11633
24

C3

10

TC

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but corner perf NE creased, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced high left and low left. Cat.90. New!

18.50

RP:C3:11826
RP:11826
24

C3

13

AL

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but some minor perf faults, neatly cancelled with a Rochester '650' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right and low right respectively. Cat.275. New!

60.00

RP:C3:11798
RP:11798
24

C3

13

EJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E frame-line blurred, and letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.275. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11825
RP:11825
24

C3

13

JE

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Blur SW, and 'J' misplaced left. Cat.275. New!

75.00

RP:C3:C6:11824
RP:11824
24/-

C3/C6

13

KA

Both ex WIGGINS, a SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE C3 plate, the C3 a SPACEFILLER with serious faults, the C6 VFU, illustrated in 'The Plating of Alphabet II', centred low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with IRISH and English numerals. 'K' tilted W, and the 'A' misplaced low right. Cat.305+. New!

25.00

RP:C3:11827
RP:11827
24

C3

13

NE-NF

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, in a rich Red-brown shade approaching an UNLISTED BRICK-RED, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with LIVERPOOL SPOONS dated 29 JUNE 1855. 'NE': letters blurred and tilted W; 'NF': blur NE, and letters misplaced left. Cat.550+. New!

165.00

RP:C3:11822
RP:11822
24

C3

13

OC

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.275. New!

55.00

RP:C3:C6:11823
RP:11823
24/-

C3/C6

13

QA

A VFU/FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE C3 plate, the C3 WELL-CENTRED, the C6 off-centre high left, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively high right with a London Inland '17' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE, and a London Inland '28' numeral. SE corner frame-line extending slightly E, and a curved blur over the 'Q'. Cat.305+. New!

75.00

RP:C3.C6:9773
RP:9773
24/-

C3/C6

14

EK

A VF RARE MINT single from this SCARCER C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED and lightly mounted with some ORIGINAL GUM, but with some perf tips slightly trimmed, in a MATCHED PAIR with a C6 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), WELL-CENTRED, but with a missing corner perf SW, cancelled with some indeterminate smudges. Letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.630+. 165.00
RP:C3:11799
RP:11799
24

C3

15

OD

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Hereford '357' numeral. E margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced high left and low right. Cat.250. New!

55.00

RP:C3:11819
RP:11819
24

C3

15

QH

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. W margin narrow, and 'H' misplaced low left. Cat.250. New!

50.00

RP:C3:11820
RP:11820
24

C3

16

MH

A VFU single from this VERY RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a WELSH ABERYSTWYTH '2' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). CONSTANT VARIETIES: (not noted Wiggins or SG, but clearly visible on Imprimatur) dot below SW corner, and triangular blur in SE corner. Cat.900+. New!

265.00

RP:C3:11821
RP:11821
24

C3

16

RD

A FU single from this VERY RARE plate, reasonably WELL-CENTRED, but with a couple of perf-tips trimmed at NE corner, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner (just visible in SW corner perf). Also 'R' misplaced right, and 'D' tilted E. Cat.900+. New!

185.00

RP:C3:11830
RP:11830
24

C3

18

CA

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Blurs E, and 'A' misplaced high. Cat.700. New!

155.00

RP:C3:11829
RP:11829
24

C3

18

PG

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Blurs E and SE, and 'G' misplaced very high right. Cat.700. New!

185.00

RP:C3:11831
RP:11831
24

C3

18

QK

A FU single from this RARE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS (NE and NW corner perfs creased), neatly cancelled with a Scots Inverness '183' numeral. Blurs SW, and 'K' misplaced high right. Cat.700. New!

135.00

RP:C3:11832
RP:11832
24

C3

18

TD

A GU+ single from this RARE plate, off-centre high, and with corner perf faults SE and SW, on small neat DATED PIECE of 9 FEBRUARY 1858 (a LATE USE), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots Arbroath '13' duplex, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs E. Cat.700+. New!

95.00

RP:C3:11828
RP:11828
24

C3

19

IB

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Aberdeen '1' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced slightly to the centre, and tilted slightly W. Cat.300. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11800
RP:11800
24

C3

19

NG

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced left. Cat.300. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11835
RP:11835
24

C3

20

JA

A SPACEFILLER example of this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with perfs cut off along base, cancelled with a DUBLIN SPOON. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced left and right, and tilted W. Cat.400. New!

20.00

RP:C3:11836
RP:11836
24

C3

20

JB

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Plymouth '620' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced left and tilted W. Cat.400. New!

95.00

RP:C3:10518
RP:10518
24

C3

20

OK

A useful 'spacefiller' from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low, with some trimmed perfs, and cut into at SE corner, lightly cancelled right with a Scots Dundee '114' duplex, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. Blur over 'O' (faint - visible on imprimatur), and 'K' misplaced right. Cat.400. 35.00
RP:C3:11833
RP:11833
24

C3

21

BA

A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shade approaching an UNLISTED BROWN-ROSE, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, heavily cancelled with a Scots numeral. 'B' misplaced right, and 'A' tilted W. Cat.600. New!

135.00

RP:C3:11834
RP:11834
24

C3

21

JD

Ex WIGGINS, a FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with almost FULL PERFS (a couple nibbled centre S), lightly cancelled with a neat Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with blurs E, 'J' tilted W, and 'D' tilted E. Cat.600. New!

120.00

SG21, SPEC.C4 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C4:11769
RP:11769
21

C4(2)

1

GD

A VFU single in a nice example of the SCARCE YELLOW-BROWN shade (see notes above), reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.70+. New!

17.50

RP:C4:9527
RP:9527
21

C4

2

DA

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled centre right with a Scots numeral, leaving slender but COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NE corner frame-lines extending N and E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.65. 16.50  

RP:C4:10713
RP:10713
21

C4

2

DG

A VFU+ single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Mark on 'G' - slightly DOUBLE? Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.65+. 18.50
RP:C4:9556
RP:9556
21

C4

3

BG

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Leicester '449' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.150. 35.00
RP:C4:11802
RP:11802
21

C4

3

OF

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for this badly-aligned plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an unsightly smudge of an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: spot on neck; also W margin narrow, blur SW, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.150+. New!

35.00

RP:C4:11702
RP:11702
21

C4vc

3

OI

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but slight surface scuff at NE corner, on neat DATED PIECE of 19 JUNE 1855, lightly cancelled with a COMPLETE RARE BELFAST SPOON in GREEN. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'S' of 'POSTAGE; also blur SW, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.550+. New!

125.00

RP:C4:10708
RP:10708
21

C4

3

TJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Taunton '776' numeral. E margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.150. 35.00
RP:C4:C6:11778
RP:11778
21/-

C4/C6

4

IC

A FU/FU+ MATCHED PAIR, the C4 centred slightly low left, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Cheltenham '177' numeral, and a slightly heavier London Inland '17' numeral. Blur lower W, and 'C' misplaced low. Cat.95+. New!

20.00

RP:C4:11710
RP:11710
21

C4

5

MK

A SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with an IRISH numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced high left and low. Cat.65. New!

22.50

RP:C4:8371
RP:8371
21

C4

7

EA

A FU+ single in a Red-brown shade with a distinct BRICK-RED tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a VERY RARE WALSINGHAM (Norfolk) '289' numeral in a DEEP GREENISH-BLUE colour (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE' - in BLACK). 'A' blind. Cat.200++. 45.00
RP:C4:9860
RP:9860
21

C4

7

KF

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Heavy blurs W. Cat.70. 17.50  

RP:C4:C6:11780
RP:11780
21/-

C4/C6

11

EH

A FU/GU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the VERY SCARCE C4 centred slightly high right, the C6 (ex WIGGINS - illustrated in 'The Plating of Alphabet II) WELL-CENTRED but with tear at top, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with ?English Provincial? and London Inland '16' numerals. 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.200+. New!

40.00

RP:C4:10764
RP:10764
21

C4

11

MF

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with a Hereford '357' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Cat.170. 35.00
RP:C4:11815
RP:11815
21

C4

13

FG

A FU single from this RARE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '71' numeral type 71D5 (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). NE corner frame-line extending slightly N, and 'F' misplaced right. Cat.600+. New!

135.00

RP:C4:11816
RP:11816
21

C4

15

NA

A FU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf centre S and faint surface scuff at lower left, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced left and right, with the 'A' tilted W. Cat.650. New!

135.00

RP:C4:11817
RP:11817
21

C4

15

ND

Ex WIGGINS, a SUPERB USED single from this RARE plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced left and low right, with the 'D' tilted W. Cat.650. New!

265.00

SG26, SPEC.C5 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C5:11837
RP:11837
26

C5

1

DI

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. 'D' misplaced very low left. Cat.130. New!

38.50

RP:C5:11838
RP:11838
26

C5

1

QH

A FU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but creased, lightly cancelled with an IRISH NEWTONMOUNTKENNEDY '363' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: large 'Q' (different punch used) misplaced left. Cat.130+. New!

25.00

RP:C5:11839
RP:11839
26

C5

2

NK

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.130. New!

32.50

RP:C5:11841
RP:11841
26

C5

4

DF

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a RARE LONDON INLAND '52' numeral (Parmenter RARITY H*/G - 'VERY RARE', 'KNOWN ON STAMP ONLY'). Blurs W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.130+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:11842
RP:11842
26

C5

4

JB

A FU+ single, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Dundee '114' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:11840
RP:11840
26

C5uc

4

LH

A GU+ single, off-centre low and with slight surface scuff, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a RARE but unfortunately indecipherable ENGLISH PROVINCIAL NUMERAL in GREEN. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.450+. New!

50.00

RP:C5:11843
RP:11843
26

C5

6

RA

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '23'. Letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.130. New!

32.50

RP:C5:11844
RP:11844
26

C5

7

BC

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Scots Insch '366' numeral. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C5:11538
RP:11538
26

C5

7

BF

A FU single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.130. 25.00
RP:C5:11861
RP:11861
26

C5

8

IG

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with a Birmingham '75' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing CONSTANT VARIETIES: circular blurs around both letters (not noted Wiggins, but clear on all other copies I have seen); also blurs E and W, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.150+. New!

50.00

RP:C5:11845
RP:11845
26

C5(2)

8

QE

A VFU single in the MUCH SCARCER VERY DEEP RED-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Scots Prestonpans '349' numeral. Blurs lower W, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.175+. New!

48.50

RP:C5:11846
RP:11846
26

C5

9

EG

Ex WIGGINS (but misplated as 12 by the great man!), a FU+ single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:11534
RP:11534
26

C5

9

HA

A FU+ single, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '79' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Letters misplaced low right, with the 'H' tilted E, and the 'A' tilted W. Cat.130+. 28.50
RP:C4:C5:11847
RP:11847
21/26

C4/C5

9

RK

A GU+/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both slightly off-centre low, the C4 with missing perfs SW, but the C5 with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '77' numeral (Type 77D5, Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'), and a fragmentary ?English Provincial? numeral. CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs SE and SW (not noted by Wiggins, but clearly visible on the Imprimatur photograph), and letters misplaced right. Cat.200+. New!

45.00

RP:C5:11848
RP:11848
26

C5

9

TD

A GU+ single, centred slightly low, and with a couple of perfs trimmed at NE corner, neatly cancelled with two strikes of a Dover '258' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced high left and left, with the 'T' tilted W. Cat.130. New!

13.50

RP:C5:11849
RP:11849
26

C5

10

IF

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '13' numeral. Blur NW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:11544
RP:11544
26

C5

11

DF

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with an Alnwick '8' numeral. Blur upper E, 'D' misplaced low left, and 'F' tilted E. Cat.150. 32.50
RP:C5:11851
RP:11851
26

C5

11

OB

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH numeral. 'O' misplaced right. Cat.150. New!

37.50

RP:C5:11850
RP:11850
26

C5

11

OK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. W margin narrow and blurred, blur SW, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.150. New!

37.50

RP:C3:C5:11860
RP:11860
24/26

C3/C5

11

RL

The C5 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '14' numeral, and a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot on base of SW corner frame-line (visible on Imprimatur photo, but not noted by Wiggins), and 'R' misplaced right, with the E frame-line of the SW corner concave. Cat.240+. New!

65.00

RP:C5:11852
RP:11852
26

C5

12

AH

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with blur upper E, and letters misplaced to centre, with the 'A' tilted W. Cat.150+. New!

40.00

RP:C5:C6:11858
RP:11858
26/-

C5/C6

12

EJ

A FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER C5 plate, the C6 in an UNUSUALLY DEEP shade, both off-centre to some degree, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE NEW ROMNEY '566' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' -'RARE'), and a Scots Dundee '114' numeral. 'J' misplaced low left and tilted W. Cat.180+. New!

37.50

RP:C3:C5:11859
RP:11859
24/26

C3/C5

12

JK

A FU/GU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, both WELL-CENTRED, but with perf faults on the C3 and SW corner damage on the C5, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '72' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' -'RARE'), and a faint ?English Provincial? numeral. Blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.240+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:11862
RP:11862
26

C5

13

BD

A VFU single from this RARE plate, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '20' numeral. Blur NE, and letters misplaced right, the 'D' with extended top serif. Cat.700. New!

195.00

RP:C5:11804
RP:11804

MW CERT
26

C5

13

ME

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, but heavily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, S and SW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.700. New!

150.00

RP:C5:11696
RP:11696

MW CERT
26

C5

13

QD

A VFU single from this RARE plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a LONDON DISTRICT '71' numeral, Type 71D5, Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'RARE'. E margin wide with blurs, and letters misplaced low left. NOTE: Many of the vertical 'D' Row units on this plate are misplaced well left, leaving a very narrow W margin, and a very wide E margin. Well-centred copies are therefore rare. Mike Williams Certificate. Cat.700+. New!

185.00

RP:C5:11818
RP:11818
26

C5

13

SI

A FU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, but with one missing perf top centre, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a VERY SCARCE HAVANT '344' 3HOS numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Rough perfs caused by BLUNT PERF PINS. Heavy blurs E, and 'S' misplaced low. Cat.700+. New!

145.00

RP:C5:11853
RP:11853
26

C5

14

HJ

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat firmly cancelled with a Nottingham '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'J' misplaced low left. Cat.150. New!

35.00

RP:C5:11854
RP:11854
26

C5

15

AD

A GU+ single from this RAREST of the C5 plates, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but with a pinhole, neatly cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR with the 'A' misplaced right. Cat.1250. New!

165.00

SG-, SPEC.C6 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C6:9403
RP:9403
-

C6vc

6

LL

A GU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease NE and corner damage SE, cancelled with a DUBLIN SPOON in GREEN. CONSTANT VARIETIES: both letter-squares weak. Letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.450+. 50.00
RP:C6:9408
RP:9408
-

C6

8

CE

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one slightly 'nibbled' upper E), neatly cancelled with a Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced slightly low. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:9107
RP:9107
-

C6uc

9

MG

A GU+ single, centred slightly low, with some short perfs upper W, cancelled with a nice strike of the SCARCE CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. Heavy blur W, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.450+. 45.00
RP:C6:9462
RP:9462
-

C6(var)uc

10

NI

A FU single in a FINE RICH BRICK-RED shade (UNLISTED on C6), off-centre low right, with FULL PERFS (soft paper and rough perfs caused by blunt pins), cancelled with a FINE strike of the SCARCE IRISH CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. A CONSTANT VARIETY is visible on the adjacent 'NH' (a faint 'H'). W margin narrow, and blurs W. Cat.450+. 75.00
RP:C6:9105
RP:9105
-

C6uc

11

EB

A FU+ single in a FINE but UNLISTED BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, but with one or two perf tips trimmed at SE corner, cancelled with a SCARCE DUBLIN '186' SPOON in GREEN. Blur E, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.450+. 75.00
RP:C6:10427
RP:10427
-

C6ya

11

KA

A FU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small piece, lightly cancelled with a COMPLETE 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) TYPE VII SCOTS LOCAL. Letters misplaced right. Cat.40+. 9.50
RP:C6:9463
RP:9463
-

C6uc

11

NE

A GU+ single, off-centre low right, and with a corner perf fault NW, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE IRISH CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. On soft paper, and with rough perfs caused by BLUNT PINS. Blur NW, 'N' blurred, and 'I' misplaced left. Cat.450+. 45.00
RP:C6:11426
RP:11426
-

C6

11

NG

A VF SCARCE UNUSED single (no gum), off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS. E margin wide, and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.525+. 110.00
RP:C6:11661
RP:11661
-

C6

12

PE

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX. 'E' misplaced left. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11726
RP:11726
-

C6

15

AB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with upper E blurred, and 'A' misplaced right. Cat.45+. New!

11.50

RP:C6:11725
RP:11725
-

C6

15

AI

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a HULL SPOON. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with upper E blurred, and 'A' misplaced right. Cat.45+. New!

10.00

RP:C6:9441
RP:9441
-

C6

15

CK-CL

Ex WIGGINS: a FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with smudged ?English Provincial? numerals. 'CK': Blur E, and letters misplaced low right and high right; 'CL': 'L' misplaced right. Cat.90+. 20.00
RP:C6:8686
RP:8686
-

C6

17

AF

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. 'A' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.35+. 7.50
RP:C6:10790
RP:10790
-

C6

17

DD

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters tilted E. Cat.35. 8.50
RP:C6:11806
RP:11806
-

C6

18

BL

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW; also 'L' misplaced low. Cat.180+. New!

60.00

RP:C6:11722
RP:11722
-

C6

18

KI

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. 'K' misplaced high right and tilted W. Cat.180. New!

45.00

RP:C6:9016
RP:9016
-

C6

19

HA-HF

A good-to-FU RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF SIX from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly high, with some minor perf faults (mostly as a result of blunt perf pins), and a faint horizontal filing fold across the top quarter almost imperceptible from the front, cancelled with indistinct fragments of a Scots numeral. Marginal blurs between, and margins narrow 'HD-HE' and 'HE-HF'. Letters misplaced right on 'HF'. A FINE and ATTRACTIVE multiple in spite of faults... Cat.660++. 95.00  

RP:C6:10794
RP:10794
-

C6

19

IA

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Penzance '609' numeral. Letters misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.110. 25.00
RP:C6:10716
RP:10716
-

C6

20

BB

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Plymouth '620' numeral. Blur NE, and letters tilted W. Cat.100. 25.00
RP:C6:9677
RP:9677
-

C6

20

BJ

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, in an UNUSUAL RICH DEEP RED-BROWN shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '78' numeral. Blur NE, and letters misplaced right, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.100+. 20.00
RP:C6:8134
RP:8134
-

C6

20

FC

Ex WIGGINS: a VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Darlington '233' numeral. 'F' tilted E. Cat.100. 25.00

 

RP:C6:6968
RP:6968
-

C6

20

ME-MF

Ex WIGGINS: a VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with indistinct English Provincial numerals. 'ME': 'M' tilted W; 'MF': 'M' misplaced right. Cat.200+. 35.00

 

RP:C6:11723
RP:11723
-

C6ya

20

QC

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a 'NICHOLSON STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. E margin narrow, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.100+. New!

22.50

RP:C6:10203
RP:10203
-

C6

21

AF

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, and VERY SHORT STAMP (TWO perf rows), showing a notably weak 'A'. Cat.110+. 27.50

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