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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). I have been encouraged to see that SG in the new edition of the Specialised Catalogue (2021) have made some attempt to reflect the past anomalies of the shades of this group, although in my opinion they still have some way to go!

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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:C3:14110
RP:14110
24wi

C3d

1

AJ

Ex STATHAM and Tony CHILD, a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (blunt pins causing rough perfs), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?London? numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low. Cat.400+. New!

125.00

 

RP:C3:C4:13677
RP:13677
24/21

C3(5),Z13/C4

1

LH

An INTERESTING GU+/VFU MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, the C3 in a SCARCER YELLOW-BROWN shade, with some perf-tips trimmed, the C4 with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with a CRIMEA STAR BETWEEN CIPHERS ('O*O') mark, and an Exeter '285' numeral. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.215+. 50.00
RP:C3:13428
RP:13428
24

C3

2

EJ

A VFU single, centred a smidgeon low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Eastbourne '271' numeral. Upper E blurred, and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.70. 16.50
RP:C3:14128
RP:14128
24

C3

2

JF

A FU+ single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Marlborough '516' numeral. Blurs E, E margin narrow, and letters misplaced low left and low right, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.70. New!

15.00

RP:C3:C5:13406
RP:13406
24/26

C3/C5

2

JJ

A FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled respectively with a LIVERPOOL SPOON, and a Whitehaven '877' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). Letters misplaced low left. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C3:C4:13404
RP:13404
24/21

C3/C4

3

BB

A VFU MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER plate, in two rather different shades of 'Red-brown', the C3 centred a whisker low, and the C4 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Edinburgh '131' and London Inland '37' numerals. The C4 is a rather UNUSUAL SHORT STAMP (more often found on 'A' and 'T' rows). Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.300+. 75.00
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+. 35.00
RP:C3:13436
RP:13436
24

C3

3

IK

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, unusually WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Coventry '223' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with E margin narrow, SE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced right and low right. Note: the blur on the neck is non-constant, probably as a result of an accidental ink spill. Cat.150. 37.50
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:C3:13453
RP:13453
24

C3

4

OC

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '26' numeral. NW corner frame-line extending W (slight), and 'C' misplaced low. Cat.70. 17.50
RP:C3:C4:13400
RP:13400
24/21

C3/C4

4

TD

A VFU MATCHED PAIR in two rather different shades of 'Red-brown', both centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Scots and London Inland numeral. The C4 is a SHORT STAMP. Blurs E and SW, and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.135+. 35.00
RP:C3:14111
RP:14111
24wi

C3d

5

DB

Ex WIGGINS and Tony CHILD, a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. UNUSUAL NE 1 O'CLOCK RAY SHORT, and letters misplaced high left and low right, with the 'D' tilted W. Cat.400+. New!

125.00

 

RP:C3:C5:13635
RP:13635
24/26

C3/C5

5

HE

A FU+ MATCHED PAIR, including the SCARCER C5, both WELL-CENTRED, but both with minor perf faults, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '77' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'), and an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced high right and high left. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C3:13461
RP:13461
24

C3va

5

HF

A VFU single, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Norwich '575' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. NE corner frame-line extending N (slight), and 'H' misplaced low right. Cat.70+. 17.50
RP:C3:C4:13721
RP:13721
24/21

C3/C4c

5

HK

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '72' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'E' - 'SCARCE'), and a Scots Perth '280' numeral. The C4 has SCARCE INVERTED WATERMARK. Letters are misplaced high. Cat.370+. 95.00
RP:C3:13463
RP:13463
25

C3(3)j

5

PG

A FU+ single in the SCARCER DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, but faint diagonal corner crease NE, lightly cancelled centre right with a neat London Inland '13' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. SCARCE MINUTE 'G', and letters misplaced high right and high. Cat.225+. 55.00
RP:C3:C4:13698
RP:13698
24/21

C3/C4

6

AH

The C4 ex WIGGINS, a VFU/GU MATCHED PAIR in very different 'Red-brown' shades, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but the C4 with a small tear centre W, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled respectively with London Inland '12' and unidentifiable English Provincial numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, the C4 a SHORT STAMP, showing blurs E, and letters misplaced low right and weak (or lightly struck). Cat.135+. 25.00
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+. 16.50
RP:C3:13487
RP:13487
24

C3

6

SA

A VFU single in an interesting COPPERY shade of Red-brown, in a very WORN state of the plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with an ?IRISH? numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NE weak (not constant, only in WORN state), and letters misplaced high left and low right. Cat.70+. 18.50
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:C3:13506
RP:13506
24

C3

7

AD

A VFU single in a PALE RED-BROWN shade (WORN plate), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Tavistock '780' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and VERY SHORT STAMP (TWO perf rows), showing 'D' misplaced low left. Cat.80+. 22.50
RP:C3:13507
RP:13507
24

C3

7

CF

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '32' numeral. 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.80. 20.00
RP:C3:C4:C6:13505
RP:13505
24/21/-

C3/C4ud/C6

7

PK

A mostly FU+ RARE MATCHED TRIO, the C3 and C6 off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, matched with a SPACEFILLER C4 badly cut into lower E, cancelled respectively with an English Provincial numeral, a RARE IRISH DUBLIN '186' numeral in BRIGHT GREEN, and an IRISH PORTADOWN '375' numeral. 'P' misplaced left. Cat.460++. 65.00
RP:C3:C4:C6:13685
RP:13685
24/21/-

C3/C4/C6vd

8

AC

A G-VFU SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, mostly WELL-CENTRED, the C3 (a SHORT STAMP ex WIGGINS) and the C6 with minor perf faults, cancelled respectively with a VERY SCARCE LONDON INLAND '46' TWIN numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'), an English Provincial numeral, and a SCARCE BLUE BELFAST SPOON. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, with letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.530+. 100.00
RP:C3:13634
RP:13634
24

C3

8

EL

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on DATED 'COLLAGE' PIECE of 19 SEPTEMBER 1855, London to Bury St Edmunds, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Date and colour/texture of paper strongly suggest that the stamp belongs with the piece. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.80+. 25.00
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:C4:13563
RP:13563
24/21

C3(6)/C4va

9

SL

A FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C3 in the SCARCER BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low and high respectively, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with a Scots numeral, and a BIRMINGHAM SPOON. 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.160+. 35.00
RP:C3:13672
RP:13672
24

C3

10

EC-EE

A VFU SCARCE STRIP OF THREE from this SCARCER plate, in a DEEPISH shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (but some hinge reinforcement to prevent separation), cancelled with English Provincial numerals. Letters variously misplaced low and low right. Cat.300+. 65.00
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++. 45.00
RP:C3:C6:13571
RP:13571
24/-

C3va/C6

10

JK

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER C3 plate, centred slightly low and high respectively, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a LIVERPOOL SPOON of 24 JANUARY 1856, and an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the C6. Blur outside SW, and 'J' misplaced low. Cat.130+. 35.00
RP:C3:13574
RP:13574
24

C3

10

PL

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'L' misplaced low. Cat.100. 25.00
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:C6:13682
RP:13682
24/-

C3(5)/C6

12

AK

A VFU/FU MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER plate, the C3 in a SCARCER YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, the C6 ex WIGGINS, off-centre high, but both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and a London Inland '11' numeral. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, with the 'A' misplaced right, and the 'K' tilted W. Cat.180+. 45.00
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:C6:13648
RP:13648
24wi/-

C3(6)d/C6

12

LD

A VFU/FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCER C3 in a BRICK-RED shade, the C6 ex WIGGINS, both a whisker off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Liverpool '466' numeral, and a Dover '258' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. The C3 has a SCARCE INVERTED WATERMARK (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, one of the SCARCEST C3 plates with inverted watermark). Letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.430+. 150.00
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.200. 45.00
RP:C3:13483
RP:13483
25

C3(3)

13

DF

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a FINE example of the SCARCER DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. Small fibrous surface adhesion SW. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.225+. 65.00
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.200. 45.00
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.200. 40.00
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.200. 50.00
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.400+. 125.00
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.200. 40.00
RP:C3:13481
RP:13481
24

C3

13

PB

A GU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, but crease and shallow hinge-thin, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced high and left respectively. Cat.200. 25.00
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). 65.00
RP:C3:13482
RP:13482
24

C3

13

SH

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a SCARCE READING 'BISCUIT'. An UNUSUAL slightly LONG STAMP (more often found in the 'T' Row), with the 'H' tilted W. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C3:C6:13694
RP:13694
24/-

C3/C6(5)

14

AB

A FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C6 ex WIGGINS in a SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED, but with minor perf faults, the C3 on a DATED PIECE of 23 JULY 1856, cancelled respectively with a Dundee '114' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX, and a Cardiff '162' numeral. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, showing a CONSTANT VARIETY: horizontal line on base of 'B', and also the 'A' tilted W. Cat.275+. 60.00
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:C3:14127
RP:14127
24

C3(3)

14

GA

A FU single from this SCARCER C3 Plate, in the SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly low, and with a faint corner crease SW, but FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low left and right respectively, with the 'A' nearly blind and tilted W. Cat.225+. New!

45.00

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). 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:C6:14020
RP:14020
24/-

C3/C6ya

15

BB

A FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE C3 Plate, matched with a C6, the C3 WELL-CENTRED, the C6 off-centre low, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Newport (Mon) '561' numeral, and a 'CROSS STREET' (Ayr) SCOTS LOCAL. Blur E, and E 'B' tilted W. Cat.285+. New!

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:C3:13479
RP:13479
24

C3

15

JJ

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but slight creases, lightly cancelled with a Leeds '447' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: burr-rub NW; also letters misplaced slightly low left and low. Cat.250. 55.00
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:C3:14022
RP:14022
24

C3

15

MC

A FU+ single from this SCARCE C3 Plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Dundee '114' numeral. Faint blur SE, and both letters tilted W. Cat.250. New!

55.00

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:C3:11819
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:C3:13585
RP:13585

MW CERT
24

C3

16

AG

A VFU+ single from this VERY RARE plate, in a deepish Red-brown shade with a distinct BROWN-ROSE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (three slightly 'nibbled'), lightly cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing upper E blurred. Mike Williams certificate. Cat.1200+. 325.00
RP:C3:13645
RP:13645
24

C3

18

EE

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. 'E's tilted W. Cat.850. 200.00
RP:C3:14149
RP:14149

MW CERT
24

C3

18

HA

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with minor perf faults (see Certificate), cancelled with a Scots Stirling '324' duplex dated '*Y (May or July) 24 1856'. Blur E, and 'A' blind. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.850. New!

195.00

RP:C3:13476
RP:13476
24

C3

19

BE

A GU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low, with trimmed perfs NW, cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. 'B' misplaced left. Cat.500. 45.00
C:C3:1548
C:1548
24
*

C3

19

EJ

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this VERY SCARCE C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but weak corner perf NW, on ENTIRE LETTER (printed insurance proforma) Edinburgh to Haddington on 30 November 1855, cancelled with an EDINBURGH 'ROLLER'. Letters misplaced slightly low, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.500++ (OFF COVER). 115.00
RP:C3:12938
RP:12938
24

C3

19

LD

A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a CDS '...THAM 1 (MA)R or (AP)R 1856. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner of 'L' square (not noted by WIGGINS, but visible on Imprimatur photograph). Also 'L' misplaced very low right. Cat.500+. 115.00
RP:C3:11800
RP:11800
24

C3

19

NG

A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced left. Cat.500. 115.00
RP:C3:12940
RP:12940
24

C3

19

PG

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with a Scots Arbroath '13' numeral. SE corner frame-line blurred and extended E, and the 'P' misplaced left with extended serif. Cat.500. 85.00
RP:C3:C6:13722
RP:13722
24/-

C3ya/C6

20

BD

The C6 ex WIGGINS, a FU+ VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this RARE C3 plate, the C3 WELL-CENTRED, and the C6 off-centre low left, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a 'BRIDGE STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL, and a VERY FAINT London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced low and slightly high, and tilted slightly W. Cat.680+. 165.00
RP:C3:13731
RP:13731
24

C3

20

BD

A GU single from this RARE plate, centred a whisker left, and with trimmed perfs SW, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low and slightly high, and tilted slightly W. Cat.600. 60.00
RP:C3:12059
RP:12059
24

C3

20

GI

A GU+ single from this RARE 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.600. 65.00
RP:C3:11836
RP:11836
24

C3

20

JB

A FU+ single from this RARE 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.600. 135.00
RP:C3:13776
RP:13776

MW CERT
24

C3

20

LB

A FU single from this RARE plate, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS (one or two slightly 'nibbled' top left), lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur outside SE, and letters misplaced to centre and tilted W. Mike Williams certificate. Cat.600. 135.00
RP:C3:10518
RP:10518
24

C3

20

OK

A useful 'spacefiller' from this RARE 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.600. 55.00
RP:C3:13651
RP:13651
24

C3

21

AD

A FU single from this RARE plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS (blunt perf pins causing rough perfs), lightly cancelled low with an English Provincial numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing the 'A' misplaced right and tilted E. Cat.600. 120.00
RP:C3:13777
RP:13777

MW CERT
24

C3

21

BB

Ex WIGGINS (correctly plated, but incorrectly marked as watermark Large Crown), a FU+ single from this RARE plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced slightly right and sloping W. Mike Williams certificate. Cat.600. 150.00
RP:C3:13644
RP:13644
24

C3

21

EE

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial (probably Brighton '132') SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. W 'E' tilted W, and E 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.600. 135.00
RP:C3:13478
RP:13478
24

C3

21

GD

A decent SPACEFILLER from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with damage centre N and at SW corner, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in SW corner of SE letter-square; also letters misplaced right, with the 'D' tilted E. Cat.600+. 30.00
SG21, SPEC.C4 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C4:13423
RP:13423
21

C4

1

HD

A VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with a Scots numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.65. 16.50
RP:C4:13430
RP:13430
21

C4

2

AD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Gritty inclusion lower left, and pre-printing vertical wrinkle through chignon. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced low right. Cat.65+. 16.50
RP:C4:13679
RP:13679
21

C4(5)

2

AD

A FU+ single in the SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low right. Cat.475. 95.00
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+. 35.00
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:C4:12830
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+. 100.00
RP:C4:13641
RP:13641
21wi

C4c

5

EH

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. Letters misplaced right and high right. Cat.300. 75.00
RP:C4:13753
RP:13753
21

C4

5

HH

A VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced high right, with the E 'H' tilted W. Cat.65. 18.50
RP:C4:13754
RP:13754
21

C4vd

5

PB

A FU single, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat SCARCE GREEN DUBLIN SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: 'P' with large loop (different punch used). Letters misplaced high right and high left. Cat.350+. 75.00
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). 45.00
RP:C4:14112
RP:14112
21wi

C4c

5

TF

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London Inland '19' numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. Blur SW, and letters misplaced high right and low left, and tilted W. Cat.300. New!

75.00

 

RP:C4:13755
RP:13755
21

C4

6

BD

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. Blur SW, and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.65. 18.50
RP:C4:13492
RP:13492
21

C4ya

6

EL

A VFU single, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, on neat small piece, lightly cancelled with a 'GRASSMARKET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. CONSTANT VARIETY: SE frame-line recut and defective; also 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.75+. 20.00
RP:C4:13491
RP:13491
21

C4(5)i

6

GG

A FU single in a VERY SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly low, and with FULL PERFS, but faint diagonal bend, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland '20' numeral. E 'G' MINUTE & DEFECTIVE (missing serif), and letters misplaced left. Cat.475+. 85.00
C:C4:1662
C:1662
21
*

C4

6

MJ

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, on clean ENTIRE LETTER Wells (Norfolk) to London on 1 May 1855, neatly cancelled with a Wells '863' numeral. Blurs lower W, and base of 'J' blurred. Cat.110+. 25.00
RP:C4:14113
RP:14113
21wi

C4c

6

QE

Ex Tony CHILD, a FU+ single, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Ipswich '405' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 6 is a particularly SCARCE plate with inverted watermark). CONSTANT VARIETY: dots in 'A' of 'POSTAGE'; also blur NW, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.300+. New!

85.00

 

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. 27.50
RP:C4:C6:13494
RP:13494
21/-

C4/C6

6

SK

A VFU/FU MATCHED PAIR, the C4 centred slightly high right, the C6 off-centre low right, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled with English Provincial numerals. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced high right, the 'S' with a weak lower curve. Cat.100+. 25.00
RP:C4:14129
RP:14129
21

C4

6

SL

A VFU single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing letters misplaced high left and right respectively, with the 'L' tilted W. Cat.65+. New!

16.50

RP:C4:C6:13693
RP:13693
21/-

C4/C6

7

AD

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, in very different 'Red-brown' shades, the C4 off-centre high, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with English and Scots numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, the C6 a SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced right and low left, the 'A' nearly blind. Cat.95+. 22.50
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. 18.50
RP:C4:C6:14021
RP:14021
21/-

C4/C6c

7

HE

A FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C4 centred somewhat high left, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with an English Provincial numeral and an indeterminate smudge. The C6 has WATERMARK INVERTED (according to Tony Childs in Stoneham, the SCARCEST of the C6s with inverted watermark, priced at 400). Letters misplaced low right. Cat.465+ (SG & Stoneham). New!

85.00

RP:C4:14114
RP:14114
21wi

C4c

7

JK

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indeterminate smudge of an ?English? numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 7 is one of the SCARCER plates with inverted watermark). Blur SW, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.300+. New!

95.00

 

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:C4:13510
RP:13510
21

C4(3)ya

7

SK

A VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred high right, but with FULL PERFS, on small piece, lightly cancelled with a neat almost COMPLETE strike of the 'PITT STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. 'S' misplaced low. Cat.85+. 22.50
RP:C4:C6:13692
RP:13692
21/-

C4(5)/C6

8

AD

The C4 ex WIGGINS, a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C4 in a FINE SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with English Provincial numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, the C4 a SHORT STAMP, with the 'A' tilted W, anf the 'D' misplaced left. Cat.505+. 125.00
RP:C4:14116
RP:14116
21wi

C4c

8

HK

Ex Tony CHILD, a FU+ single, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Rugby '659' numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 10 is a slightly SCARCER plate with inverted watermark). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blur SW, and 'H' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.300+. New!

65.00

 

RP:C4:14115
RP:14115
21wi

C4c

8

MI

Ex STATHAM and Tony CHILD, a VFU single, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a smudged English Provincial numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 8 is one of the SCARCER plates with inverted watermark). Blurs W, 'M' misplaced left, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.300+. New!

75.00

 

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:C4:11937
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:C4:14150
RP:14150

MW CERT
21

C4

15

AL

A VFU single from this RAREST of the C4 plates, WELL-CENTRED, with one short perf at top, cancelled low right with a London Inland '21' numeral, leaving partial CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing top of NE weak, and 'L' misplaced low right. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.900. New!

225.00

RP:C4:13778
RP:13778

MW CERT
21

C4

15

LE

A VFU single from this RAREST of the C4 plates, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but with small natural paper flaw on cheek, cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. Blurs NW, SW and SE, and 'L' misplaced right. Mike Williams Certificate. Cat.900. 245.00
RP:C4:13570
RP:13570

MW CERT
21

C4

15

RE

A FU single from this RAREST of the C4 plates, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS (a couple short lower E and a rub in 'E' of 'PENNY'), lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur SW. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.900. 195.00
SG26, SPEC.C5 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C5:14049
RP:14049
26

C5

1

FJ

A FU+ single, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District duplex. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.130. New!

27.50

RP:C5:C6:14036
RP:14036
26/-

C5/C6

1

MC

A FU/GU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C5 centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, but with a few 'nibbled' perfs upper W, cancelled respectively with London Inland '19' and '27' numerals. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.160. New!

35.00

RP:C5:14077
RP:14077
26

C5

1

TH

A VFU single, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C4:C5:14041
RP:14041
21/26

C4/C5

2

AC

A FU/VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C4 centred rather low, the C5 VERY WELL-CENTRED, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a LIVERPOOL SPOON and a London Inland '12' numeral, the latter low, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.195. New!

55.00

RP:C5:14105
RP:14105
26

C5

2

CL

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Scots Perth '280' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C4:C5:14063
RP:14063
21/26

C4/C5

2

DA

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, and both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Scots numeral and a Durham '257' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving a slender CLEAR PROFILE on the C4. NE corner frame-lines extending N and E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.195. New!

55.00

RP:C5:14068
RP:14068
26

C5

4

EE

A FU+ single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.130. New!

32.50

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:C5:14071
RP:14071
26

C5

4

RJ

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Tavistock '780' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending N (slight), blurs E and W, and letters misplaced low, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C5:14108
RP:14108
26

C5c

5

FD

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE within. VERY RARE WATERMARK INVERTED (CHILD in Stoneham 16th edition p.6 states 'to date, only six plates have been recorded with watermark inverted'. 'D' misplaced high right. Cat.1500. New!

450.00

C:C5:1472
C:1472
26
*

C5

5

IL

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, 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. VERY SCARCE on cover. 'L' misplaced slightly high left. Cat.225+. 65.00
RP:C3:C5:C6:14039
RP:14039
24/26/-

C3/C5/C6

5

JL

A G-FU VERY SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, centering slightly variable, and the C3 and C6 with some minor perf faults, but the C5 with FULL PERFS in a DEEPER shade, cancelled respectively with an Exeter '285' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, a London Inland '11' numeral, and a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.230. New!

55.00

RP:C5:C6:14065
RP:14065
26/-

C5/C6

6

FK

A VFU/GU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C5 centred slightly right, and with FULL PERFS, the C6 off-centre high, and with some perf faults, cancelled respectively with a light Sunderland '761' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and a London District '73' duplex. 'K' misplaced high right. Cat.160. New!

37.50

RP:C5:14052
RP:14052
26

C5

6

NC

A VFU single, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Letters misplaced left and low left. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C5:14106
RP:14106
26

C5

6

NH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. Blurs W, and letters misplaced left and right. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C5:14106
RP:14106
26

C5

6

NH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. Blurs W, and letters misplaced left and right. Cat.130. New!

35.00

RP:C3:C5:C6:14066
RP:14066
24/26/-

C3/C5/C6

8

ED

A GU+-VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, the C6 centred rather high, but the C3 and C5 both WELL-CENTRED, all three with FULL PERFS, but the C3 with a vertical crease, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '15' numeral, and Northampton '570' and Plymouth '620' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Blurs E and W, and letters misplaced slightly low. Cat.270+. New!

55.00

RP:C3:C4:C5:14067
RP:14067
24/21/26

C3/C4/C5

8

EE

A GU+-VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, the C5 centred slightly high, but the C3 and C4 both reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, all three with FULL PERFS, but perf-tips trimmed lower W on the C3, cancelled respectively with a HORNDEAN (Hants) '380' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'), an English Provincial numeral, and a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Blurs E, and the W 'E' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.315+. New!

65.00

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+. 65.00
RP:C5:14109
RP:14109
26

C5

8

EL

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.160. New!

45.00

RP:C3:C5:14040
RP:14040
24/26

C3/C5

8

JB

A FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London District '73' duplex and a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Blur over 'J', misplaced low left and tilted W. NOTE: the red mark SW on the C3 is on the Hagner sheet, not on the stamp. Cat.240. New!

45.00

RP:C5:14107
RP:14107
26

C5

9

GI

A VFU single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Cambridge '158' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETIES: (visible on imprimatur photo) curved blurs round 'G' and 'I'; also letters misplaced low and left respectively, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.130+. New!

37.50

RP:C5:14073
RP:14073
26

C5

9

HA

A VFU single in a very distinctive shade of BRICK-RED, UNLISTED SG Spec and most UNUSUAL on C5, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced right, and tilted E and W respectively. Cat.130+. New!

45.00

RP:C5:13661
RP:13661
26

C5

9

LA

A FU single, WELL-CENTRED, but with one missing perf N, cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. E/NE weak, 'L' misplaced low right, and the 'A' blind and tilted W. Cat.130. 25.00
RP:C5:13630
RP:13630
26

C5

9

LJ

A VFU single, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Durham '267' numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.130. 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. 30.00
RP:C5:14075
RP:14075
26

C5

11

GC

A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Portsmouth '625' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'C' misplaced low left and tilted W. Cat.160. New!

40.00

RP:C5:14074
RP:14074
26

C5

11

JB

A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blurs upper E, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.160. New!

40.00

RP:C5:C6:14064
RP:14064
26/-

C5/C6

11

LD

A VFU/GU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C5 centred a whisker high, but with FULL PERFS, and the C6 (ex WIGGINS) WELL-CENTRED, but with perf faults, cancelled respectively with a light Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE, and a London District '73' duplex. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.190+. New!

45.00

RP:C5:C6:14038
RP:14038
26/-

C5/C6

12

BA

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both centred a whisker low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a VERY FAINT possibly IRISH numeral, and a Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX. 'A' misplaced right. Cat.190+. New!

47.50

RP:C5:14070
RP:14070
26

C5

12

DC

A FU+ single, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Blandford '85' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur SW, 'D' tilted W, and 'C' misplaced low. Cat.160. New!

37.50

RP:C5:13653
RP:13653
26

C5

13

AI

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short corner perf NE, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a CONSTANT VARIETY: SE long ray in NE star blurred; also letters misplaced to centre. Cat.1000+. 225.00
RP:C5:13475
RP:13475

MW CERT
26

C5

13

EF

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate (slightly low), with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Rough perfs caused by blunt pins. Heavy blur upper E, and 'E' misplaced low. Mike Williams certificate. Cat.1000. 225.00
RP:C5:13659
RP:13659
26

C5

13

HE

A GU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with diagonal corner crease NW, cancelled with a London Inland '7' numeral. Blur SW, and letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.1000. 125.00
RP:C5:11804
RP:11804
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.1000. 225.00
RP:C5:C6:14035
RP:14035
26/-

C5/C6

14

EF

The C6 ex WIGGINS, a FU MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER C5 plate, off-centre low and high respectively, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with LIVERPOOL and IRISH CORK SPOONS. Heavy blur E, and 'F' misplaced left. Cat.205. New!

40.00

RP:C5:C6:14037
RP:14037
26/-

C5/C6(2)

14

ND-NE,NE

A FU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER C5 plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '23' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'ND'. 'NE' is matched with a GU C6 in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, centred slightly low and with perf faults, lightly cancelled with an Exeter '285' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'NE' shows CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs in 'ONE' and below 'Y', and letters misplaced left and low. Cat.400+. New!

75.00

RP:C5:14044
RP:14044
26

C5

14

OD

A SUPERB USED single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur SW. Also blur NE, and 'D' misplaced low left and tilted W. Cat.175+. New!

60.00

RP:C5:14056
RP:14056

MW CERT
26

C5

15

FF

A FU+ single from this RAREST of the C5 plates, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur round W 'F', tilted W, and E 'F' misplaced low left. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.1750. New!

425.00

SG-, SPEC.C6 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C6:14117
RP:14117
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C6c,za

2

CC

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots LEITH '221' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 2 is a slightly SCARCER plate with inverted watermark). Letters misplaced low. Cat.200+. New!

65.00

 

RP:C6:11869
RP:11869
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C6

2

RJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Northallerton '569' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:13456
RP:13456
-

C6va

4

BH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat part GLOUCESTER SPOON. Blurs E and W, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.30+. 8.50
RP:C6:13670
RP:13670
-

C6

4

BK

A good SCARCE UNUSED single, WELL-CENTRED, but with one rounded perf SE, and no gum. Blurs E, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.475. 50.00
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:C6:13457
RP:13457
-

C6va

4

DF

A VFU single, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat part BELFAST SPOON. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.30+. 8.50
RP:C6:13458
RP:13458
-

C6va

4

IK

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a FINE large part LIVERPOOL SPOON. Blurs W, and letters misplaced right and low right, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.30+. 8.50
RP:C6:14118
RP:14118
-

C6c

5

BK

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Rugby '659' numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. 'K' misplaced high. Cat.200. New!

50.00

 

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:C6:14119
RP:14119
-

C6c,ya

5

RI

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a 'ST ROLLOX' (Glasgow) SCOTS LOCAL. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right and high right, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.200+. New!

65.00

 

RP:C6:13756
RP:13756
-

C6(4)

6

BE

A VFU single in a FINE RICH DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS (one slightly scuffed centre E), lightly cancelled with a neat part EDINBURGH ROLLER. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.150+. 40.00
RP:C6:13497
RP:13497
-

C6

6

LF

A VFU single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. An EARLY PRINT, showing no marks in 'P' or 'O' of 'POSTAGE'. Blurs E, and 'L' misplaced right. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:11879
RP:11879
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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). 35.00
RP:C6:13498
RP:13498
-

C6

6

RK

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a slight BRICK-RED tint, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' numeral. Blurs E and SW, and letters misplaced high right. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:13511
RP:13511
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C6

7

FB

A VFU single, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced right. Cat.30. 7.50
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:C6:13676
RP:13676
-

C6(4)

7

LD-LE

Ex WIGGINS, a F-VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR in a MOST UNUSUAL VERY DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade on VERY BLUE paper (somewhat anticipating the later C8(6) Deep Claret shade), centred slightly low, and with a few perf-tips trimmed SW of'LD', but otherwise with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a FINE SCARCE LONDON INLAND '46' TWIN numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). 'L's tilted W, and 'D' and 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.300+. 75.00
RP:C6:13515
RP:13515
-

C6

7

PE

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Huddersfield '387' numeral. Blur SW, and 'E' misplaced low. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:13555
RP:13555
-

C6

8

GD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but slight corner crease NE, lightly cancelled with a part London Inland '44' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Blurs E, and 'D' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.30. 6.50
RP:C6:13560
RP:13560
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C6

8

NB

A VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'N' misplaced left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:13591
RP:13591
-

C6vb,wb

9

AI

A FU+ single, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with identifiable fragments of a SCARCE FAKENHAM '288' numeral, and a SCARCE KETTLESTONE TOWN CANCEL, both in BLUE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced low right and left respectively, and the 'A' tilted W. Cat.225++. 75.00
RP:C6:13565
RP:13565
-

C6za

9

CG

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an EDINBURGH ROLLER. Blurs W, and letters misplaced slightly low left. Cat.30+. 8.50
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:C6:12945
RP:12945
-

C6

10

IF-IG

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on DATED PIECE of 11 FEBRUARY 1856, cancelled with Leicester '449' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Margin between narrow and blurred, and 'IF' with letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.60+. 17.50
RP:C6:13580
RP:13580
-

C6va

10

PD

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat LIVERPOOL SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: marks on neck. Cat.30+. 6.50
RP:C6:13760
RP:13760
-

C6va

11

EC

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled low with a SCARCE WREXHAM '924' SPOON, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blur round 'C', and letters misplaced left. Cat.30++. 15.00
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
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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:C6:13720
RP:13720
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C6

12

BG

A FINE SCARCE LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT single, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS (one slightly 'nibbled' centre E), and some ORIGINAL GUM. Blurs NE and SE, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.475. 95.00
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. 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:C6:13764
RP:13764
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C6

14

EJ

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU+ single in a Red-brown shade with a slight ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District numeral. Letters misplaced low right and low (both slight). Cat.30. 8.50
RP:C6:13765
RP:13765
-

C6

14

HC

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a slight ORANGE tint, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral (probably a SIDEWAYS DUPLEX), leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Blur NE, and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.30. 7.50
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+. 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:C6:11902
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
RP:C6:12897
RP:C6:12897
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C6vb

16

BL

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a large part BELFAST SPOON in BLUE. Letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C6:13592
RP:13592
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C6ya

16

FF

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. Blurs NE and SE, and letters misplaced right. Cat.35+. 9.50
RP:C6:13595
RP:13595
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C6va

16

KG

A GU single, WELL-CENTRED, but with missing corner perf SE, lightly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE WARRINGTON SPOON. BURR-RUBS NE & NW, and 'K' misplaced right. Cat.35++. 5.00
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:C6:13590
RP:13590
-

C6

17

DL

A FU+ single, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '3' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and right respectively, with the 'D' tilted W. Cat.35. 7.50
RP:C6:12946
RP:C6:12946
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C6

17

GA

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH MAYNOOTH '325' numeral. 'A' misplaced slightly low and tilted W. Cat.35+. 9.50
RP:C6:12954
RP:C6:12954
-

C6vb

17

PD

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a large part SCARCE BELFAST SPOON in BLUE. Letters misplaced high and low, the 'P' with extended serif, and the 'A' tilted W. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C6:13596
RP:13596
-

C6

17

PF

A FU+ single, centred slightly low, and with one short perf below SE corner, neatly cancelled with a London District '76' duplex. Blur lower W, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.35. 7.50
RP:C6:12097
RP:12097
-

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. 7.50
RP:C6:13589
RP:13589
-

C6(5)

17

RD

A FU+ single in the SCARCER DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS (tips trimmed N), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced slightly right and low left. Cat.175. 40.00
RP:C6:13668
RP:13668
-

C6

18

BL-CL

Ex WIGGINS, a FU SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Ramsgate '634' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'L's misplaced right, and the 'L' of 'CL' tilted W. Cat.400+. 80.00
RP:C6:13665
RP:13665
-

C6

18

ED

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Uxbridge '830' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'D' tilted W. Cat.200. 45.00
RP:C6:13663
RP:13663
-

C6

18

HL

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '40' numera. Letters misplaced low right and low, the 'H' with extended serif. Cat.200. 45.00
RP:C6:13667
RP:13667
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C6

18

LA

A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'L' misplaced low right, and 'A' tilted W. Cat.200. 45.00
RP:C6:13666
RP:13666
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C6va

18

LH

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a DUBLIN SPOON. Letters misplaced right. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C6:13691
RP:13691
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C6

19

AC

A VFU+ single from this SCARCE plate, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bath '53' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced right. Cat.90+. 25.00
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  

C:C6:1540
C:1540
-
*

C6

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). 45.00
RP:C6:13771
RP:13771
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C6

20

BE-CE

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with London Inland '14' numerals. W margin narrow 'BE', blur SW of 'CE', and letters misplaced left and mostly right. Cat.160+. 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.80. 25.00
RP:C6:13772
RP:13772
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C6(5)

20

JD

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE VERY SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with blurs NE and SE, and 'D' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.175+. 50.00
RP:C6:13484
RP:13484
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C6

20

MG

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a coppery shade of Red-brown, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. Blur lower W, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.80. 20.00
C:C6:1551
C:1551
-
*

C6ya

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.80++ (single off cover). 40.00
RP:C6:13671
RP:13671
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C6

21

HG-HH

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with London Inland '14' numerals. Narrow margin between, and letters variously misplaced (mostly low right or right). Cat.180+. 50.00

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