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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, C6 is 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:C3:12380
RP:12380
24

C3

1

GH

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Birmingham '75' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C3:12326
RP:12326
24

C3

2

FA

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a small part English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right, with the 'A' blind. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C3:12060
RP:12060
24

C3

3

DJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a SCARCE WREXHAM SPOON. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.150+. New!

40.00

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. 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  

RP:C3:C6:11874
RP:11874
24/-

C3/C6

5

CH

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C3 centred a whisker high, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with English and Scots numerals. Letters misplaced low left and high right, with the 'C' tilted W. Cat.95. 22.50
RP:C3:11878
RP:11878
24

C3j

5

IG

A FU single, centred slightly low, and with one missing perf centre S, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. SCARCE MINUTE 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.170. 35.00
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:C3:12381
RP:12381
24

C3

5

QB

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS (some slightly 'nibbled' below SE), neatly cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral (probably a SPOON). 'B' misplaced high left. Cat.70. New!

16.50

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+. 175.00
RP:C3:C6:11881
RP:11881
24/-

C3/C6

6

CC

A VFU/SUPERB USED SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with an indistinct ?Scots? numeral, and low right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the C6. Letters misplaced low and high right. Cat.100+. 28.50
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:C3:11883
RP:11883
24

C3

7

LF

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low left with a London Inland numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. 'L' misplaced right, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.90. 26.50
RP:C3:C6:11891
RP:11891
24/-

C3/C6

8

DJ

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C3 off-centre low left, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with indistinct Scots and IRISH numerals, the C6 with much of the HEAD CLEAR. Blurs upper E, SE and SW, and letters misplaced low left and low, with the 'J' tilted E. Cat.95+. 22.50
RP:C3:12340
RP:12340
24

C3

8

LB

A VFU single, centred somewhat high left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low left with a SCARCE DORKING '257' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Parmenter and Barton RARITY 'E' - 'SCARCE'). E margin narrow, and 'L' misplaced low. Cat.70+. New!

17.50

RP:C3:12361
RP:12361
24

C3

8

QI

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low left with a small fragment of an ?English? numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. 'N' misplaced low left. Cat.70. New!

20.00

RP:C3:11933
RP:11933
24

C3

9

EK

A FU+ single, centred a whisker high right, with one short perf NE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a part English Provincial numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs SW, and 'K' misplaced left and tilted W. Cat.70. 15.00
RP:C3:11935
RP:11935
24

C3

9

NI

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs W, and letters misplaced left. Cat.70. 16.50
RP:C3:12376
RP:12376
24

C3

10

EC

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters misplaced low and low left, with the 'E' tilted W. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11942
RP:11942
24

C3

11

DI

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Maidstone '493' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs lower W and SE, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.90. 22.50
RP:C3:11943
RP:11943
24

C3

11

LD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a smudged London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.90. 22.50
RP:C3:12377
RP:12377
24

C3

11

OE

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Wolverhampton '905' numeral. Blurs W, and the 'E' tilted W. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C3:12378
RP:12378
24

C3

12

BJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, PERFECTLY CENTRED, but with one short perf NE, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.90. New!

18.50

RP:C3:11944
RP:11944
24

C3

12

IL

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.90. 22.50
RP:C3:11946
RP:11946
24

C3

12

MK

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Upper W blurred, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.90. 20.00
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. 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. 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. 75.00
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+. 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. 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+. 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:C3:12379
RP:12379
24

C3

14

SH

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blurs E and W, and 'H' tilted W. Cat.100. New!

30.00

RP:C3:11955
RP:11955
24

C3

15

AL

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '72' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.250+. 65.00
RP:C3:12077
RP:12077
24

C3

15

FB

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '26' numeral. Blur upper E, and 'B' misplaced left. Cat.250. New!

62.50

RP:C3:12078
RP:12078
24

C3

15

FD

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '14' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending N, blurs E, and 'D' misplaced low. Cat.250. New!

50.00

RP:C3:12076
RP:12076
24

C3

15

IG

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '43' numeral. 'I' tilted W. Cat.250. New!

62.50

RP:C3:11953
RP:11953
24

C3

15

LK

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a part IRISH numeral. Blurs W, SW and value, and letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.250. 65.00
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. 55.00
RP:C3:C6:11954
RP:11954
24/-

C3/C6

15

OG

A FU+/GU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCE C3 centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, the C6 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), WELL-CENTRED, but with trimmed perfs at NE corner, cancelled with a RARE NORTHWICH (Cheshire) '574' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'H' - 'VERY FEW EXIST' or known on stamp only). 'G' misplaced left. Cat.280+. 65.00
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. 50.00
RP:C3:C6:11957
RP:11957
24/-

C3/C6

15

RJ

A GU/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCE C3 off-centre right, with FULL PERFS, but surface scuff on 'R', lightly cancelled with a SCARCE BURY ST EDMUNDS '97' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'), the C6 in a BRIGHT shade, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre, the 'J' tilted E. Cat.280+. 32.50
RP:C3:12082
RP:12082
24

C3

15

SG

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. An UNUSUAL LONG STAMP (more often found on the 'T' row). CONSTANT VARIETY: blur SW; also blur upper W, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.250+. New!

55.00

RP:C3:11956
RP:11956
24

C3

15

TG

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '75' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Difficult'). CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner of 'T' square; also 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.250+. 65.00
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. 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. 65.00
RP:C3:12058
RP:12058
24

C3

20

DC

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a London Inland '10' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blur Ne, 'D' tilted W, and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.400. New!

100.00

RP:C3:12059
RP:12059
24

C3

20

GI

A GU+ single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with some trimmed perfs SW, cancelled with a Cambridge '158' numeral (probably a SIDEWAYS DUPLEX). 'I' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.400. New!

45.00

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. 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
SG21, SPEC.C4 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C4:12325
RP:12325
21

C4

1

AA

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH DROGHEDA '179' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing letters misplaced low to centre, both blind, and tilted W and E respectively. Cat.65+. New!

17.50

RP:C4:12324
RP:12324
21

C4

1

OB

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled high right with a part London District '77' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low right, and E frame-line of SW corner concave. Cat.65. New!

16.50

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:C4:12327
RP:12327
21

C4

2

FD

A VFU single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.65. New!

16.50

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+. 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+. 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:C4:11915
RP:11915
21

C4

4

AH

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blurs E, and 'H' misplaced low left. Cat.65. 16.50
RP:C4:12329
RP:12329
21

C4

4

NL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one shortish N), neatly cancelled with a Preston '628' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:12360
RP:12360
21

C4

4

RB

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'P' of 'PENNY'; also W margin narrow, blur lower W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.65+. New!

18.50

RP:C4:11917
RP:11917
21

C4

5

EH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Norwich '575' numeral (probably a SIDEWAYS DUPLEX). Blurs W, and letters misplaced right and high right. Cat.65. 16.50
RP:C4:11922
RP:11922
21

C4

6

MB

A VFU single, off-centre slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Sunderland '761' numeral. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.65. 16.50
RP:C4:12336
RP:12336
21

C4

7

AJ

A VFU+ single, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE GUILDFORD '325' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing 'A' blind and tilted E, and 'J' misplaced left and tilted W. Cat.70+. New!

25.00

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:C4:12334
RP:12334
21

C4

7

LA

A SUPERB USED single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.70. New!

25.00

RP:C4:12335
RP:12335
21

C4(3)

7

NH

A VFU single in the slightly SCARCER BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral. 'N' misplaced left and tilted W, and 'H' with extended serif. Cat.85. New!

22.50

RP:C4:11930
RP:11930
21

C4

8

NJ

A VFU single in a 'Red-brown' shade with a very significant ORANGE component ('Orange-brown' not listed under C4, though I think this would qualify!), centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a London Inland '29' numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SE (faint), and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.70+. 17.50
RP:C4:11931
RP:11931
21

C4

8

PB

A VFU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.70. 16.50
RP:C4:11936
RP:11936
21

C4

9

DL

A VFU single, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.70. 16.50
RP:C4:11938
RP:11938
21

C4

10

CD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?English? numeral. W margin blurred, blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.125. 30.00
RP:C4:12343
RP:12343
21

C4

10

HC

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.125. New!

35.00

RP:C4:11939
RP:11939
21

C4

10

OD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (probably '498' Manchester). CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur around 'D' (not noted Wiggins, but clearly visible on the Imprimatur); also letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.125+. 32.50
RP:C4:11937
RP:11937
21

C4

10

PA

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH KILCONNELL '263' numeral, leaving an almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E margin blurred, and 'A' misplaced slightly low. Cat.125+. 32.50
RP:C4:12365
RP:12365
21

C4

10

SJ

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur SW; also letters misplaced low left, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.125+. New!

35.00

RP:C4:12345
RP:12345
21

C4

11

RD

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner (not noted WIGGINS, but clearly visible on Imprimatur); also letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.170+. New!

45.00

RP:C4:12366
RP:12366
21

C4

12

RF

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Upper E blurred, and 'F' slope W. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C4:12367
RP:12367
21

C4

12

TA

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate (but misplated by the great man as Plate 9!), centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '73' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Letters tilted W. Cat.90+. New!

22.50

RP:C4:11951
RP:11951
21

C4

14

QK

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs W and value, and 'K' misplaced left. Cat.120+. 35.00
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. 38.50
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. 32.50
C:C5:1470
C:1470
26
*

C5

2

QG

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope (top flap missing) from London to WEXFORD (Ireland), rather heavily cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral, arriving on 9 October 1855, receiving a green date-stamp on the obverse. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.225. New!

45.00

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+. 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. 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+. 50.00
C:C5:1472
C:1472
26
*

C5

5

IL

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper from DUNDALK to DUBLIN on 7-8 FEBRUARY 1856, lightly cancelled with a Dundalk '187' numeral. 'L' misplaced slightly high left. Cat.225+. New!

65.00

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:C5:11884
RP:11884
26

C5(2)vb

7

QK

A VFU single in the MUCH SCARCER VERY DEEP RED-BROWN shade, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a BELFAST SPOON in DEEP BLUE. 'Q' misplaced low left. Cat.200++. 85.00
C:C5:1469
C:1469
26
*

C5

8

EK

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER Large Crown, Perf.16 plate (all C5s SCARCE on cover), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Leeds to London on 17 March 1856, rather messily cancelled with a smudged numeral. 'E' misplaced low left. Cat.225+. New!

65.00

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+. 50.00
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. 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+. 45.00
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:C5:12255
RP:12255
26

C5

11

FG

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' experimental duplex. Letters misplaced to centre, and 'F' tilted E. Cat.150. New!

35.00

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. 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+. 65.00
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+. 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+. 35.00
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. 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+. 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+. 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. 35.00
RP:C5:12117
RP:12117
26

C5

14

KH

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat firmly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '78' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). Blurs NW and lower W, and 'K' misplaced high left. Cat.150+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:12319
RP:12319
26

C5

14

RB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. 'B' misplaced left. Cat.150. New!

35.00

SG-, SPEC.C6 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C6:12349
RP:12349
-

C6

1

JI

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Cambridge '158' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'T' of 'POSTAGE'; also blur SW, 'J' misplaced low, and 'I' tilted E. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11868
RP:11868
-

C6

1

ND

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a BELFAST SPOON. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low left, with the 'D' thin and lightly struck. Cat.30+. 8.50
RP:C6:11867
RP:11867
-

C6

1

SF

A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. W margin narrow, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:12321
RP:12321
-

C6

2

CC

A VFU+ single, centred a smidgeon high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled high left with a small part English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11870
RP:11870
-

C6

2

GI

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Scots Leadhills '220' numeral. 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:11912
RP:11912
-

C6(2)ub

2

LI

A VFU single in the SCARCER (and UNDERVALUED) YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (blunt pins causing rough perfs), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a SCARCE BARNSTAPLE '50' SWD in BLUE. Letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.200+. 55.00
RP:C6:12354
RP:12354
-

C6

2

ML

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?Scots? numeral. W margin narrow, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11869
RP:11869
-

C6

2

RJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lighly cancelled with a Northallerton '569' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:11871
RP:11871
-

C6uc

4

CL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with nearly FULL PERFS (a couple short E), lightly cancelled with a RARE IRISH WATERFORD '445' SPOON in GREEN. Blur upper W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.450. 85.00
RP:C6:12328
RP:12328
-

C6

4

FF

A VFU single in a light Red-brown shade typical of this plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12331
RP:12331
-

C6

5

AF

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters tilted W. Cat.30. New!

9.50

RP:C6:12330
RP:12330
-

C6

5

BF

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a BELFAST SPOON. Letters misplaced right. Cat.30+. New!

9.50

RP:C6:12355
RP:12355
-

C6

5

EF

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a YELLOWISH tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' numeral. Letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12333
RP:12333
-

C6

5

JK

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Scots Aberdeen '1' numeral. Letters misplaced low and high respectively, with the 'K' tilted W. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11876
RP:11876
-

C6uc

5

LE

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (a couple 'nibbled' S), lightly cancelled with a RARE IRISH CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.450. 85.00
RP:C6:12356
RP:12356
-

C6

6

CK

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE ALDERSHOT CAMP '046' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Type II Original, both Parmenter and Barton Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE') . NW Flaw, and letters misplaced low left and high respectively. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11882
RP:11882
-

C6

6

GA

A SUPERB USED single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled far right with a tiny black smudge, leaving the body of the stamp virtually UNMARKED. Letters misplaced high and right respectively, the 'G' with extended serif. Cat.30. 10.00
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:C6:11879
RP:11879
-

C6

6

MD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH numeral. 'D' misplaced high right. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:11886
RP:11886
-

C6

7

FJ

A SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.30. 10.00
RP:C6:12322
RP:12322
-

C6

7

GG

A SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled centre left with a small fragment of a ?London? numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with the E 'G' misplaced slightly low. Cat.30. New!

10.00

RP:C6:12337
RP:12337
-

C6

7

II

A VFU+ single, centred slightly left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?Scots? numeral. Blurs SE and SW, and W 'I' tilted slightly W. Cat.30. New!

9.50

RP:C6:12339
RP:12339
-

C6

7

NJ

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 19 JANUARY 1856, cancelled with a clean Sunderland '761' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Type II Original, Rarity 'C'). Letters misplaced low left. Cat.30+. New!

9.50

RP:C6:12342
RP:12342
-

C6

8

LL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Huddersfield '387' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.30+. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12320
RP:12320
-

C6(2)

8

OA

A VFU single in a nice example of the MUCH UNDERVALUED YELLOW-BROWN shade (see note above), centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a SCARCE CARDIFF CDS of 27 APRIL 1856. Blurs E, and letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.40+. New!

20.00

RP:C6:12362
RP:12362
-

C6

8

TK

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Southampton '723' numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced right. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12363
RP:12363
-

C6

9

HB

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Scots Dundee '114' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11895
RP:11895
-

C6

9

HF

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Scots Kilmarnock '203' numeral. 'E' misplaced slightly low, with extended serif. Cat.30. 8.50
RP:C6:11897
RP:11897
-

C6ub

9

IH

A VFU single, centred slightly high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a FINE BLUE BELFAST SPOON. Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.200+. 50.00
RP:C6:11893
RP:11893
-

C6

9

JC-JD

A FU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland numerals and some fine-line pen markings. Letters misplaced variously low left and low right, with the 'J's tilted W, and the 'D' tilted E. Cat.60+. 12.50
RP:C6:12314
RP:12314
-

C6

9

LF

A VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral. Blurs W. Cat.30. New!

9.50

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:C6:12338
RP:12338
-

C6

9

QI

A VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blur SW, and 'Q' misplaced slightly low. Cat.30. New!

9.50

RP:C6:11900
RP:11900
-

C6

10

AL

A VFU single, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:12344
RP:12344
-

C6

10

LH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.30. New!

7.50

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:C6:12350
RP:12350
-

C6

10

RE

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW; also blurs W, and 'E' tilted W. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12348
RP:12348
-

C6

11

AB

A VFU+ single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a Scots duplex, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing letters misplaced to centre, with the 'A' tilted W, and the 'B' tilted E. Cat.30+. New!

9.50

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:C6:12120
RP:12120
-

C6(2)

11

FG

A VFU single in the SCARCER (and UNDERVALUED) YELLOW-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '72' duplex. 'F' tilted E, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.40+. New!

11.50

RP:C6:12346
RP:12346
-

C6(2)

11

GF

A VFU single in the SCARCER (and UNDERVALUED) YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one or two slightly 'nibbled' at top), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. 'F' tilted E. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

RP:C6:12351
RP:12351
-

C6

11

HD

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat London District '80' duplex. Blur upper E. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:10427
RP:10427
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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
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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
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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:C6:12347
RP:12347
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C6ya

11

TK

A VFU+ single in a strong Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED (unlisted SG on C6), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low left with a 'DUKE STREET LEITH' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced right. Cat.30+. New!

10.00

RP:C6:12352
RP:12352
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C6(5)

12

JE

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single in a FINE example of the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London Inland '10' numeral. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.175+. New!

45.00

RP:C6:12055
RP:12055
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C6(5)

12

JG

A VFU single in the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Heavy blurs SW and in 'ONE' of value. Cat.175+. New!

45.00

RP:C6:12051
RP:12051
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C6

12

LH

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Truro '814' numeral. Blur SW, 'L' misplaced low right, and 'H' tilted W. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12368
RP:12368
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C6

12

QK

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre, with the 'K' tilted slightly W. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12057
RP:12057
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C6

12

RL

A VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a SCOTS ROLLER (probably '131' Edinburgh). CONSTANT VARIETY: dot over 'L' (very faint), and letters misplaced right and low. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12353
RP:12353
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C6

13

GF

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but very faint (ironed-out?) horizontal crease, lightly cancelled with an UNUSUAL Scots DYSART '127' numeral. Blur upper E. Cat.30+. New!

6.50

RP:C6:12069
RP:12069
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C6(5)

14

AF

A SUPERB USED single in a nice example of the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'A' tilted W. Cat.175+. New!

65.00

RP:C6:12067
RP:12067
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C6

14

BG

A VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a Sheffield '700' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Heavy blur E. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12071
RP:12071
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C6

14

CB

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (unevenly scissor-separated), lightly cancelled high with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Upper E blurred, and 'C' misplaced slightly low right. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12316
RP:12316
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C6

14

DH

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Heavy blur upper E, and 'D' misplaced low right and tilted E. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11929
RP:11929
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C6uc

14

EG

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a FINE SCARCE IRISH CORK SPOON in GREEN. 'G' misplaced slightly left. Cat.450+. 110.00
RP:C6:12369
RP:12369
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C6

14

JH

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE ROMSEY (Hants) '653' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.30+. New!

9.50

RP:C6:12074
RP:12074
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C6ya

14

NG

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. Letters misplaced left. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12065
RP:12065
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C6

14

NH

A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'N' misplaced left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12075
RP:12075
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C6

14

TI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blur E, and letters misplaced left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11726
RP:11726
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C6

15

AB

A VFU single from this 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+. 11.50
RP:C6:12080
RP:12080
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C6(2)

15

BK

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE YELLOW-BROWN shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. Heavy blurs E, and 'K' misplaced right. Cat.45+. New!

12.50

RP:C6:12079
RP:12079
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C6

15

LF

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low left with a small part Scots (probably Glasgow '159') numeral, leaving much of the STAMP CLEAR. Blurs upper E, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.45. New!

11.50

RP:C6:11959
RP:11959
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C6

15

QE-QG

A FU SCARCE STRIP OF THREE from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS (blunt pins causing rough perfs), cancelled with Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'QE-QF': margin between narrow and blurred. 'Q's misplaced low left, and 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.135+. 30.00
RP:C6:11902
RP:11902
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C6

15

QI-RJ

A FU SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Leeds '447' numerals. 'QJ': letters misplaced left and right; ''RI': 'I' misplaced left; and 'RJ': 'R' misplaced right, and 'J' tilted E. Cat.450+. 95.00
RP:C6:12315
RP:12315
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C6

15

RB

A SUPERB USED single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low left with a faint fragment of an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. W weak, and 'B' tilted W. Cat.45. New!

15.00

RP:C6:12094
RP:12094
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C6

16

CH

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a London Inland '18' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. NW corner frame-line extending N (slight), and 'C' misplaced low right. Cat.35. New!

11.50

RP:C6:11928
RP:11928
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C6

16

EJ

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE BIRKENHEAD SPOON. 'J' misplaced left. Cat.35+. 15.00
RP:C6:12088
RP:12088
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C6

16

HF

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low left with a fragment of an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner of 'F' square (not noted by Wiggins, but clearly visible on the imprimatur photograph). Cat.35+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12089
RP:12089
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C6

16

KG

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner of 'G' square (not noted by Wiggins, but clearly visible on the imprimatur photograph). Cat.35+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12323
RP:12323
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C6

16

KJ

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SE; also both letters tilted W, with the 'J' misplaced low. Cat.35+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12086
RP:12086
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C6

16

QD

A FU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS, rather firmly cancelled (causing a couple of wrinkles) with an IRISH NEWRY '357' SPOON (the SCARCER ENGLISH type). A slightly LONG STAMP (UNUSUAL above the 'T' row). 'Q' misplaced low left, and the 'D' tilted E. Cat.35+. New!

7.50

RP:C6:8686
RP:8686
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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:C6:12096
RP:12096
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C6

17

BF

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low left with a small fragment of an English Provincial numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced left and right, with tops sloping downwards and upwards to the right respectively. Cat.35. New!

11.50

RP:C6:10790
RP:10790
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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:C6:12357
RP:12357
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C6

17

NK

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an indistinct IRISH numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'N' misplaced left, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.35. New!

9.50

RP:C6:12370
RP:12370
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C6

17

OD

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Wakefield '831' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Letters misplaced slightly high, with the 'D' tilted W. Cat.35. New!

10.00

RP:C6:12095
RP:12095
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C6

17

OH

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. 'H' misplaced low right with extended serif. Cat.35. New!

8.50

RP:C6:12097
RP:12097
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C6

17

QJ

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. 'Q' misplaced low right, and the 'J' tilted E. Cat.35. New!

7.50

RP:C6:12061
RP:12061
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C6ub

18

AK

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one slightly 'nibbled' at base), lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE BELFAST SPOON in BLUE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'A' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.200+. New!

65.00

RP:C6:11927
RP:11927
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C6

18

CF

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high with an English Provincial numeral , leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. 'C' misplaced low, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.180. 50.00
RP:C6:11722
RP:11722
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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. 45.00
RP:C6:12383
RP:12383
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C6

18

OH

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London District '72' duplex. Letters misplaced right, with the 'H' tilted W. Cat.180. New!

45.00

C:C6:1471
C:1471
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C6(4)

19

GK

1855 1d Brown-rose, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE BROWN-ROSE shade, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, on an INTERESTING empty mourning envelope, apparently posted originally in Cologne ('COELN'), Germany, on 17 September 1856, receiving a German type of circular date-stamp, addressed to Selkirk (Scotland). It arrived in Earlstone on 20 September 1856, where it was re-addressed and forwarded to Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, and where the stamp was applied over the German CDS, and lightly cancelled with an Earlstone '129' numeral. It then travelled via Melrose (20 September), arriving in Aberdeen on 21 September 1856. Various red transit marks were applied en route. 'K' misplaced high right. Cat.110++ (for cheapest shade of this plate OFF COVER). New!

45.00

RP:C6:9016
RP:9016
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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
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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:C6:12382
RP:12382
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C6

20

EC

Ex WIGGINS:, a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.100. New!

25.00

RP:C6:12364
RP:12364
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C6

20

FI

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District duplex. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.100. New!

25.00

RP:C6:12317
RP:12317
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C6

20

OG

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur in 'G', and 'O' misplaced high right. Cat.100+. New!

27.50

RP:C6:10203
RP:10203
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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
RP:C6:12100
RP:12100
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C6(5)

21

MF

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a good example of the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred a little high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced to the centre, with the top of the 'F' sloping downwards to the left. Cat.175+. New!

65.00

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