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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:C3:12326
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. 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+. 40.00
RP:C3:12771
RP:12771
24

C3(2)

3

EG

Ex WIGGINS: the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN on VERY BLUE paper, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur NW, and letters misplaced low to centre, the 'E' with extended serif. Cat.150+. New!

40.00

RP:C3:12770
RP:12770
24

C3

3

IJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre right (as usual on this poorly-aligned plate), but with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 4 APRIL 1855, from London to Bradford (Yorks), cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round 'I'; also W margin narrow, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.150+. New!

35.00

RP:C3:12522
RP:12522
25

C3(3)

3

MJ

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'J' misplaced left. Cat.170+. New!

50.00

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:C3:12769
RP:12769
24

C3

4

QI

A FU+ single, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 17 JULY 1855, from London to Bradford (Yorks), cancelled with a London Inland '30' numeral. Lower E recut, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.70+. New!

16.50

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
RP:C3:12768
RP:12768
24

C3

5

KA

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 21 JULY 1855, from London to Bradford (Yorks), cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. E recut, and letters misplaced high right and left respectively, with the 'K' tilted W. Cat.70+. New!

19.50

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+. 175.00
RP:C3:12534
RP:12534
24

C3

6

AH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with two London Inland '17' numerals. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP from the 'A' Row, with blurs E, and letters lightly punched and misplaced low right and right. Cat.70+. New!

16.50

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:C3:12691
RP:12691
24

C3

7

CK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Birmingham '75' numeral. 'C' misplaced low. Cat.90. New!

22.50

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:C6:12739
RP:12739
24/-

C3/C6

8

FI

The C3 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU+/GU+ MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, the C3 with FULL PERFS, but the C6 with perf faults, lightly cancelled respectively with a SCARCE BIRKENHEAD '74' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'F' - 'RARE'), and a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs NW and SW, and letters misplaced low left and left. Cat.100+. New!

25.00

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+. 17.50
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
C:C3:1576
C:1576
24
*

C3

10

FG

1855 1d Red-brown, a SUPERB USED single from this SCARCER C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on clean entire (invoice for assorted ironmongery) from Bristol via Shrewsbury to Machynlleth on 11 September 1855, cancelled with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.110++. New!

45.00

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. 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. 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:C3:12678
RP:12678
24

C3

13

HG

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, but several perf-tips trimmed, neatly cancelled with a Newport (Mon) '561' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs W, and cross-bar of 'H' weak. Cat.275. New!

50.00

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
C:C3:1543
C:1543
24a
*

C3(2)

13

RK

1855 1d Deep Red-brown, a FU single from this SCARCE C3 plate, in the rather DIFFICULT DEEP RED-BROWN shade on very blue paper, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from London to Staines(!) on 19 April 1856, somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with a London Inland '40' numeral. Blur SW, and 'R' misplaced right. Cat.275++ (single off cover). New!

65.00

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
C:C3:1538
C:1538
24
*

C3ya

14

TG-TH

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER C3 plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS (some tips slightly trimmed at base), on entire letter (re grain futures dispute) from Glasgow to London on 10 October 1855, cancelled with a 'GORDON STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots below SE and SW; also blurs between, and 'G' misplaced low. Cat.220++ (two singles cheapest plate on cover). New!

65.00

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. 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. 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. 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+. 55.00
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:C3:12059
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. 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+. 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:C4:12327
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. 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:C4:12536
RP:12536
21

C4

3

SH

A FU+ single in an UNUSUAL VERY WORN pale Red-brown shade, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a London District '74' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: cross-bar of 'H' very faint; also letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.150+. New!

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:C4:12488
RP:12488
21

C4

4

EJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (1A Type B). Heavy blur W, and letters misplaced low left and high 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. 16.50
RP:C4:12684
RP:12684
21

C4

4

OH

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. E margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced right and low left. 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+. 18.50
RP:C4:12830
RP:12830
21

C4vb

5

DB

A VFU single, centred slightly left, but with FULL PERFS (one or two slightly 'nibbled' at base), on neat small DATED PIECE of 9? November 1855, cancelled with a decent large part strike of a VERY SCARCE IRISH GALWAY '232' SPOON (English type) in BLUE. Letters misplaced high left and right respectively. Cat.400+. New!

100.00

C:C4:1545
C:1545
21
*

C4

5

RK-RL

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Stirling to Torquay on 11 July 1855, cancelled with Stirling '308' numerals. Both MISSING IMPRIMATURS, with letters misplaced low right and high right on 'RK'. Cat.220++ (as two singles on cover). New!

45.00

RP:C4:C6:12741
RP:12741
21/-

C4/C6

6

QF

A FU/SUPERB USED MATCHED PAIR, the C4 off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, the C6 PERFECTLY CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, but the C4 with corner creases, cancelled respectively with a rather heavy Glasgow '159' and a VERY LIGHT Scots Laurencekirk '219' numeral. 'F' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.100. New!

27.50

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+. 25.00
RP:C4:12742
RP:12742
21

C4

7

DE

A VFU+ single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Darlington '233' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur NW, and 'D' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.70. New!

18.50

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:C4:12683
RP:12683
21

C4

8

DE

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Leeds '447' numeral (probably a SIDEWAYS DUPLEX), leaving CLEAR PROFILE within. Blurs upper E and SW, and letters misplaced slightly right. Cat.70. New!

16.50

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:C4:12758
RP:12758
21

C4

8

PK

A FU+ single, centred slightly high right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a RARE NORTHWICH (Cheshire) '574' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'H' - 'VERY FEW EXIST'). Blur SW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.70+. New!

20.00

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. 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+. 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+. 45.00
RP:C4:12687
RP:12687
21

C4

12

GI

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C4:C6:12520
RP:12520
21/-

C4/C6

14

MJ

Both ex WIGGINS, the C6 the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II', a VFU/SUPERB USED SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER C4 plate, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively high right with a smudged English Provincial numeral, and a very light Scots numeral, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE on both. 'M' misplaced left. Cat.150+. New!

45.00

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)
C:C5:1520
C:1520
26
*

C5

1

KI

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from TALIESIN (WALES) via Shrewsbury to London, lightly cancelled with a SHREWSBURY SPOON. TALIESIN UDC on obverse. A SCARCE WELSH usage. Letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.225+. New!

72.50

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. 45.00
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
RP:C5:12707
RP:12707
26

C5

4

PI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a mudged London Inland '23' nunmeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'P' blind and misplaced left. Cat.130. New!

32.50

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+. 65.00
RP:C5:12685
RP:12685
26

C5

6

JJ

A FU+ single, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. Blurs SW, and W 'J' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.130. New!

28.50

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:C5:12708
RP:12708
26

C5

7

KJ

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Cambridge '158' numeral. 'J' tilted W. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:12709
RP:12709
26

C5

7

SL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. An UNUSUAL LONG STAMP, more often found on the 'T' row (note the 'imperf' tag on either side at the base). 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.130+. New!

37.50

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+. 65.00
RP:C5:12702
RP:12702
26

C5

8

HK

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a small fragment of an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in top of 'H' (tilted E), and 'K' misplaced low left. Cat.150+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:12703
RP:12703
26

C5

8

ND

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a VERY SCARCE and UNLISTED YELLOW-BROWN shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a small fragment of an English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, and letters misplaced left and low left. Cat.150+. New!

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:C5:12527
RP:12527
26

C5

9

GG

Ex WIGGINS (but misplated by him as Plate 2), a VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.130. New!

32.50

RP:C5:12526
RP:12526
26

C5

9

QF

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with virtually FULL PERFS (rounded corner perf NE), lightly cancelled with a Scots duplex. Blurs W, and letters slightly low. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:12704
RP:12704
26

C5

9

QF

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?London Inland? numeral. Letters slightly low. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:12677
RP:12677
26

C5

10

DC

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round 'C' (misplaced right). Cat.130. New!

32.50

RP:C5:12676
RP:12676
26

C5

10

OI

A FU single, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low with a ?Scots? numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Corner crease NE. W margin narrow, blur SW, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.130. New!

25.00

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:C5:11850
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: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: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:C5:11818
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:C5:12533
RP:12533
26

C5

14

AB

A FU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly high left, with two short perfs at base, lightly cancelled with a Bradford '107' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on base of 'B'; also 'A' nearly blind and tilted W. Cat.150. New!

30.00

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:C5:12682
RP:12682
26

C5

14

OJ

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 9 November 1855, cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur outside SW, and letters misplaced high right and left respectively. Cat.150+. New!

35.00

SG-, SPEC.C6 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14)
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:C6:11870
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:C6:11869
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:C6:11876
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:C6:9403
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
C:C6:1546
C:1546
-
*

C6

6

RD-RE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Rochester to Gravesend on 27 October 1855, cancelled with Rochester '650' numerals. 'RD': letters misplaced right and low; 'RE': 'R' tilted W, and 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.150+ (two singles on cover). New!

35.00

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. 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+. 9.50
RP:C6:12759
RP:12759
-

C6ya

8

EE

A VFU+ single, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a large part 'CASTLE STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. Blurs E and NW, and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.30+. New!

10.00

RP:C6:12744
RP:12744
-

C6

9

AD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with the 'A' misplaced right and tilted W, and the 'D' tilted E. Cat.30. New!

7.50

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. 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
C:C6:1574
C:1574
-
*

C6

9

SI

A VFU single in a most interesting shade, which to me looks like a creditable imitation of the unicorn-like LAKE-BROWN shade recently deleted from C3 (but see my notes at the top of this page), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper Ottery St Mary to Exeter on 18 July 1855, cancelled with an Ottery St Mary '377' numeral. Blurs E and SW, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.75++. New!

20.00

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:C6:9462
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:C6:12348
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+. 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:C6:10427
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:C6:12736
RP:12736
-

C6vb

11

LG

A VFU single, centred slightly high right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an IRISH NEWRY '357' SPOON (the SCARCER English type) in BLUE. Blur in W margin, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.200+. New!

65.00

C:C6:1578
C:1578
-
*

C6

11

LK-LL

A FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Keswick to Penrith on 30 December 1855, cancelled with neat Keswick '413' numerals. CONSTANT VARIETIES 'LK': dots below SE and SW; also letters variously misplaced (generally low). Cat.150+ (as two singles on cover). New!

32.50

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:C6:12523
RP:12523
-

C6

13

MJ-MK

A FU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '19' numerals. Letters misplaced left. Cat.60+. New!

14.50

RP:C6:12067
RP:12067
-

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. 7.50
RP:C6:12316
RP:12316
-

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. 7.50
RP:C6:11929
RP:11929
-

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:C6:12074
RP:12074
-

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+. 8.50
RP:C6:12065
RP:12065
-

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. 7.50
RP:C6:12697
RP:12697
-

C6

14

PF-PG

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, on neat DATED PIECE of 22 January 1856, lightly cancelled with two Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Blur in margin between, and 'G' weak and misplaced low. Cat.60+. New!

18.50

RP:C6:12075
RP:12075
-

C6

14

TI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blur E, and letters misplaced left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:11726
RP:11726
-

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:C6:12079
RP:12079
-

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. 11.50
RP:C6:11959
RP:11959
-

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
-

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
C:C6:1584
C:1584
-
*

C6(4)

16

AF

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a LOVELY example of the SCARCER BROWN-ROSE shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope London to Manchester on 26 March 1856, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks NW (Statham says 'Re-entry') and burr-rub S; also letters misplaced right and tilted E. Cat.75++. New!

45.00

RP:C6:11928
RP:11928
-

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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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+. 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+. 8.50
RP:C6:12323
RP:12323
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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+. 8.50
RP:C6:12086
RP:12086
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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+. 7.50
RP:C6:8686
RP:8686
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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
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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:C6:12095
RP:12095
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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. 8.50
RP:C6:12097
RP:12097
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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. 7.50
RP:C6:11927
RP:11927
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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:C6:12773
RP:C6:12773
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19

AB

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 6 OCTOBER 1855, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON (Type C3). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'A' misplaced low right and tilted W, and 'B' tilted E. Cat.110+. New!

30.00

RP:C6:9016
RP:9016
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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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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
C:C6:1540
C:1540
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19

QB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty mourning envelope from Eastbourne via London to THOMASTOWN (Ireland) on 29 April 1856, cancelled with an Eastbourne '271' numeral. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced left and high left. Cat.110++ (single off cover). New!

45.00

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. 25.00
C:C6:1551
C:1551
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20

RH

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, on brief entire Edinburgh local letter of 25 July 1856, cancelled with a 'PITT STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. 'POSTED SINCE 7 LAST NIGHT' on obverse. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SE; also blur SW, and 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.100++ (single off cover). New!

40.00

RP:C6:10203
RP:10203
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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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