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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:C4:13405
RP:13405
24/21

C3/C4

1

KF

A FU+ MATCHED PAIR in two rather different shades of 'Red-brown', off-centre high left and low respectively, but both with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled respectively with a SCARCE READING '635' BISCUIT (Parmenter RARITY 'E' - 'SCARCE'), and a London District '72' duplex. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.135+. New!

35.00

RP:C3:13424
RP:13424
24

C3

1

LJ

A FU+ single, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low left with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.70. New!

15.00

RP:C3:C6:13403
RP:13403
24/-

C3/C6

1

NK

A FU+/VFU MATCHED PAIR, the C3 off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, and the C6 VERY WELL-CENTRED and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and an incomplete English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.100+. New!

22.50

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. New!

16.50

RP:C3:C4:13427
RP:13427
24/21

C3/C4(3)

2

GE

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, the C4 in a BRICK-RED shade, the C3 centred a little high, the C4 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled respectively with London Inland '8', and London District '76' numeralS (the latter Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). CONSTANT VARIETY: blur lower W; the 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.155+. New!

37.50

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+. New!

45.00

RP:C3:13434
RP:13434
24

C3

2

KG

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low left with a London Inland '43' numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Letters misplaced left. Cat.70. New!

16.50

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+. New!

75.00

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:C3:13435
RP:13435
24

C3va

3

HF

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, remarkably WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.150+. New!

37.50

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. New!

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. New!

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+. New!

35.00

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+. 16.50
RP:C3:C4:13402
RP:13402
24/21

C3(6)/C4(2)

5

FB

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, in SCARCER BRICK-RED and YELLOW-BROWN shades respectively, centred a whisker low left and low right respectively, but both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and a London District '74' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'C' - 'Not Common'). NE corner frame-line extending slightly NE, and letters misplaced left. Cat.160+. New!

40.00

RP:C3:13460
RP:13460
24

C3

5

FF

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat London District '75' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). W 'F' misplaced low left. Cat.70+. New!

17.50

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+. New!

17.50

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:C3:11286
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:C3:13462
RP:13462
24

C3(2)h,va

5

LL

A VFU single in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade on well-blued paper, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Preston '628' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Type 'A'). CONSTANT VARIETY: blur over W 'L'; also letters misplaced low right and high right. Cat.110+. New!

30.00

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+. New!

55.00

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+. 16.50
RP:C3:13490
RP:13490
24

C3

6

IB

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters misplaced high right and low. Cat.70. New!

17.50

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+. New!

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+. New!

22.50

RP:C3:C4:13500
RP:13500
24/21

C3/C4

7

CC

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London District '74' duplex and an English Provincial numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E (slight), blurs SW, and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.145+. New!

35.00

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. New!

20.00

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. 22.50
RP:C3:13125
RP:13125
24

C3

7

MJ

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a HULL SPOON. Blurs E, and letters misplaced left. Cat.90. New!

22.50

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++. New!

65.00

RP:C3:13381
RP:13381
24a

C3(2)

8

BK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade on very blue paper, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS (slightly rough from blunt pins), neatly cancelled with a London District '74' duplex. 'B' misplaced left. Cat.110. New!

27.50

RP:C3:13382
RP:13382
24

C3

8

PC

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '16' numerals. A LONG STAMP, showing wide perforation tooth on either side at base (UNUSUAL away from 'A' and 'T' rows). CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'P' of 'POSTAGE'. Also blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.90+. New!

26.50

RP:C3:13383
RP:13383
24a

C3(2)

8

RB

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade on very blue paper, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a BIRMINGHAM SPOON. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.110+. New!

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
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:C3:12943
RP:12943
24

C3

10

KD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with an ?English Provincial? numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD 22.50
RP:C3:11942
RP:11942
24

C3

11

DI

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

C3

11

LD

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

C3

11

OE

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

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. New!

25.00

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.230+. 60.00
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:C3:13482
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+. New!

45.00

RP:C3:12915
RP:12915
24

C3

14

AJ

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but several perf-tips trimmed lower W, lightly cancelled with a Dorchester '256' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing letters tilted W, and 'J' misplaced low left. Cat.100. 22.50
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:C3:13479
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. New!

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:C3:11799
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:C3:13476
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. New!

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:C3:12941
RP:12941
24

C3ya

20

BD

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a 'BRIDGE STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. Letters misplaced low and high (slight). Cat.600+. 135.00
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:C3:12833
RP:12833
24

C3

20

NG-NI

A VFU RARE STRIP OF THREE from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, mostly lightly cancelled with London Inland '34' numerals. Marginal blurs between each unit, 'N's misplaced left, and 'I' high. Cat.1800+. 450.00
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:C3:13477
RP:13477
24a

C3(2)

20

TG

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade on well-blued paper, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '17' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending N (very slight), and 'T' misplaced high left. Cat.600+. New!

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+. New!

30.00

SG21, SPEC.C4 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C4:13419
RP:13419
21

C4(2)

1

AJ

A VFU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled left with a Milford '529' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.70+. New!

16.50

RP:C4:13420
RP:13420
21

C4

1

CL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '43' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark/blur in lower E margin; also letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.75. New!

18.50

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. New!

16.50

RP:C4:12953
RP:12953
21

C4uc

1

KB

A GU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but vertical crease, cancelled with a FINE large part RARE DUBLIN '186' numeral in BRIGHT GREEN. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.450. 50.00
RP:C4:13425
RP:13425
21

C4(5)

1

NH

A VFU single in a good example of the (newly-listed) SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. Letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.475. New!

120.00

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+. New!

16.50

RP:C4:13429
RP:13429
21

C4(3)ub

2

AJ

A VFU+ single in a BRICK-RED shade, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a PLYMOUTH '620' numeral in BLUE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with blur lower W, and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.180+. New!

50.00

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:C4:13431
RP:13431
21

C4(3)

2

GH

A VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat London Inland '33' numeral. Faint blur upper E, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.85. New!

22.50

RP:C4:13438
RP:13438
21

C4

3

CH

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low right (normal for this plate), but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE BILSTON (Staffs) '73' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Letters misplaced low. Cat.150+. New!

40.00

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:C4:13437
RP:13437
21

C4

3

LB

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly low right (good for this plate), with FULL PERFS, but faint diagonal crease NW, cancelled with a London Inland '41'. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.150+. New!

27.50

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+. 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:C4:13452
RP:13452
21

C4va

4

FE

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Norwich '575' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.65+. New!

16.50

RP:C4:13454
RP:13454
21

C4

4

MD

A VFU single, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with a Torquay '805' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blurs E, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.65. New!

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:C6:13401
RP:13401
21/-

C4(3)/C6(2)

4

OE

A FU+ MATCHED PAIR in SCARCER BRICK-RED and YELLOW-BROWN shades, centred slightly high left and low left respectively, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled with London Inland '43' and English Provincial numerals. Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.135+. New!

30.00

RP:C4:13464
RP:13464
21

C4va

5

BH

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced high right and low. Cat.65. New!

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:C4:13465
RP:13465
21

C4(3)

5

KL

A VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London Inland '16' numeral. Part of the MARGINAL ORNAMENT visible outside NE. Blurs upper E, and letters misplaced high left and high. Cat.85+. New!

22.50

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:C4:13354
RP:13354
21

C4

6

EE-FF

A SUPERB USED VERY SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Taunton '776' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'FE' and 'FF'. Blurs SW on 'EF' and 'FF', narrow margin between, and letters variously misplaced. Cat.650+. New!

225.00

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+. New!

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+. New!

85.00

RP:C4:13493
RP:13493
21

C4

6

MF

A VFU+ single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled high right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SW; also letters misplaced right and high respectively, with the 'F' tilted W. Cat.70+. New!

19.50

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+. New!

25.00

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+. New!

25.00

RP:C4:C5:13499
RP:13499
21/26

C4/C5

7

BF

A VFU/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C4 WELL-CENTRED, the C5 off-centre low, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '26' numeral and a London District '75' duplex. Letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.195+. New!

45.00

RP:C4:13508
RP:13508
21

C4

7

DD

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Exeter '285' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs W, W 'D' misplaced right, and letters tilted E and W respectively. Cat.65. New!

16.50

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:C4:13509
RP:13509
21

C4

7

EE

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. E 'E' tilted W. Cat.65. New!

16.50

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:C4:13510
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+. New!

22.50

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. 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+. 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:C4:11937
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:C4:12345
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. 22.50
RP:C4:11951
RP:11951
21

C4

14

QK

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs W and value, and 'K' misplaced left. Cat.120+. 35.00
RP:C4:13480
RP:13480
21

C4(5)

15

RK

A GU single from this RAREST of the C4 plates, in the SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, off-centre high, and with corner damage SE, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.900+. New!

100.00

SG26, SPEC.C5 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C5:12834
RP:12834
26

C5

2

DJ

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. Letters misplaced very low left. Cat.130. 37.50
C:C5:1470
C:1470
26
*

C5

2

QG

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single, 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. VERY SCARCE on cover. 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
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:C5:C6:13504
RP:13504
26/-

C5/C6

7

KJ

A FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both slightly off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Cambridge '158' and Scots Kenmore '196' numerals. 'J' tilted W. Cat.160+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:C6:12839
RP:12839
26/-

C5/C6(2)

7

LG

A VFU/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C6 ex WIGGINS in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, both centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with English Provincial numerals. Blur SW, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.170+. 40.00
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:C5:11846
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. 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:C5:12676
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. 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:C5:12843
RP:12843
26

C5(2)

11

FK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' numeral. W margin narrow and heavily blurred. Cat.175+. 46.50
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:C5:13475
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. New!

225.00

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:C5:11853
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
SG-, SPEC.C6 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C6:13422
RP:13422
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C6za

1

CI

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an EDINBURGH ROLLER. Blurs lower W, and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13421
RP:13421
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C6(4)

1

FI

A VFU single in a FINE SCARCE DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' numeral. Letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.150+. New!

36.50

RP:C6:13426
RP:13426
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C6va

1

RF

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 28 November 1855, cancelled with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13432
RP:13432
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C6

2

AL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced low right. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

RP:C6:13433
RP:13433
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C6za

2

IJ

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX . A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low left. Cat.40+. New!

11.50

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:C6:13455
RP:13455
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C6

4

AA

A VFU single, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat VERY SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '77' numeral (Parmenter Type 77D5, RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blurs E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13456
RP:13456
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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+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11871
RP:11871
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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
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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+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13458
RP:13458
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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+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13459
RP:13459
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C6

4

PJ

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a soft SCARCER BROWN-ROSE shade, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Dostrict '77' duplex. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.150. New!

37.50

RP:C6:13466
RP:13466
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C6

5

EJ

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. 'J' misplaced very low left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:13467
RP:13467
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C6

5

JC

A VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. letters misplaced low left and high left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11876
RP:11876
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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:C6:13495
RP:13495
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C6ya

6

BJ

A VFU single, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a large part 'NICHOLSON STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'O' of 'POSTAGE'; also letters misplaced low right and high left. Cat.30+. New!

9.50

RP:C6:13496
RP:13496
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C6va

6

GD

A FU+ single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a large part IRISH NEWRY '357' SPOON (English type). Blur upper E, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13497
RP:13497
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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. New!

7.50

RP:C6:9403
RP:9403
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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
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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
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*

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:C6:13498
RP:13498
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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. New!

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. New!

7.50

RP:C6:13512
RP:13512
-

C6

7

FF

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a hint of BRICK-RED, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a London Inland '30' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots in NE margin and 'S' of 'POSTAGE'. Letters misplaced right. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

RP:C6:12337
RP:12337
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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:C6:13513
RP:13513
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C6(var)

7

JH

A VFU single in a strong UNLISTED BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blur NW, 'J' misplaced low left, and 'H' tilted W. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:13514
RP:13514
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C6(var)

7

PA

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a FINE SCARCE UNLISTED COPPER-BROWN shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced left and low right. Cat.30++. New!

15.00

RP:C6:13515
RP:13515
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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. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11893
RP:11893
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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
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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
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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:C6:12348
RP:12348
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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:C6:10427
RP:10427
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C6ya

11

KA

A FU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small piece, lightly cancelled with a COMPLETE 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) TYPE VII SCOTS LOCAL. Letters misplaced right. Cat.40+. 9.50
RP:C6:9463
RP:9463
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C6uc

11

NE

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

11

NG

A VF SCARCE UNUSED single (no gum), off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS. E margin wide, and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.525+. 110.00
RP:C6:12523
RP:12523
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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+. 14.50
RP:C6:12316
RP:12316
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C6

14

DH

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Heavy blur upper E, and 'D' misplaced low right and tilted E. Cat.30. 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:C6:12074
RP:12074
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C6ya

14

NG

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. Letters misplaced left. Cat.30+. 8.50
RP:C6:12065
RP:12065
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C6

14

NH

A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'N' misplaced left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:12697
RP:12697
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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
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C6

14

TI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blur E, and letters misplaced left. Cat.30. 7.50
RP:C6:11726
RP:11726
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C6(4)

15

AB

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a RICH DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with upper E blurred, and 'A' misplaced right. Cat.50+. 13.50
RP:C6:12846
RP:12846
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C6

15

MD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled right with what appears to be a London Inland TWIN numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.45. 11.50
RP:C6:11959
RP:11959
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C6

15

QE-QG

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

15

QI-RJ

A FU SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Leeds '447' numerals. 'QJ': letters misplaced left and right; ''RI': 'I' misplaced left; and 'RJ': 'R' misplaced right, and 'J' tilted E. Cat.450+. 95.00
C:C6:1584
C:1584
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*

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:C6:12897
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:C6:12089
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:C6:8686
RP:8686
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C6

17

AF

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. 'A' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.35+. 7.50
RP:C6:10790
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:C6:12946
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
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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:C6:12097
RP:12097
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C6

17

QJ

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. 'Q' misplaced low right, and the 'J' tilted E. Cat.35. 7.50
RP:C6:11927
RP:11927
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C6

18

CF

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high with an English Provincial numeral , leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. 'C' misplaced low, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.180. 50.00
RP:C6:9016
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
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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). New!

45.00

RP:C6:13485
RP:13485
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C6(3)

20

BD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a LOVELY example of the RARE PLUM shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH RATHDRUM '388' numeral. E margin narrow, and 'B' misplaced slightly low. Cat.1000+. New!

265.00

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
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 (single off cover). New!

20.00

C:C6:1551
C:1551
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*

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.100++ (single off cover). New!

40.00

RP:C6:12952
RP:C6:12952
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C6(4)

21

SD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCER DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with an ?IRISH? numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: heavy blur upper E. Cat.110+. 35.00

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