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1855 1d Red Perf Die II, Alphabet III (Blued Paper) SG29-33 etc. (Spec. C7-C8).

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NOTE: What are described as CONSTANT VARIETIES in the listings for these issues are generally features described and illustrated in 'Penny Red Stars', Parts 1 and 2, by Wiggins and Tonna.


Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
SG-, SPEC.C7 (Die II Alph III, Abnormal Small Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C7:12713
RP:12713
-

C7

22

PL

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the RAREST PLATES, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, but rather heavily cancelled with a Scots numeral. Distinctive TALL 'L' (misplaced left); also blur SW. Cat.3000. 650.00

 

RP:C7:13686
RP:13686
-

C7(1)

22

TJ

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the RAREST PLATES, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an indistinct smudge of an ?English Provincial? numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with blur NW and lower W, 'T' tilted W, and 'J' misplaced low. Cat.3000. New!

750.00

 

RP:C7:9807
RP:9807
-

C7

23

RI

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, centred low, with FULL PERFS apart from one missing centre N, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Lower W and upper E blurred, 'R' misplaced well to the left, and the 'I' tilted W. Cat.850. 225.00

 

RP:C7:9809
RP:9809
-

C7

24

BH

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS apart a from couple 'nibbled' below SW, cancelled with a Dudley '263' numeral. Blurs W and SW, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.850. 225.00

 

RP:C7:9891
RP:9891
-

C7

24

DF

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS (blunt perf pins causing rough or 'fluffy' perfs particularly at base), lightly cancelled with a Sunderland '761' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced right, with the 'F' tilted E. Cat.850. 275.00

 

C:C7:1336
C:C7:1336

RPS CERT
-
*

C7wc

24

GI

A VFU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, on neat EMPTY ENVELOPE, cancelled with a Brighton '132' numeral, and also cancelled and tied with a HERTFORD RECEIVING STAMP in GREEN. W weak and blurred, and 'I' misplaced low right. RPS CERTIFICATE. An extraordinarily RARE COMBINATION... Cat.4500 as a C7 on cover, but also cat.3500 as any (cheapest issue) 1d star on cover cancelled with a green town cancel. 1250.00

 

RP:C7:13688
RP:13688
-

C7(2)

24

JG

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, in a DEEP RED-BROWN shade on VERY BLUE paper, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a RARE MARKET DEEPING '512' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). W margin narrow, blurs W and SW, and 'J' misplaced low right. Cat.850+. New!

295.00

 

RP:C7:9358
RP:9358
-

C7

24

TB

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a part ?London Inland numeral. Blurs lower W and SE, and lower left serif of 'T' short. Cat.850. 295.00

 

RP:C7:9737
RP:9737
-

C7

25

IH

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from a SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, with tiny thin at top, lightly cancelled with an indistinct ?Scots? numeral. Blurs E, W weak, and letters misplaced high. Cat.1250. 300.00

 

RP:C7:12673
RP:12673
-

C7

26

DB

A GU+ single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the SCARCER plates, off-centre left, with FULL PERFS, but corner creases NE, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blurs upper E, and letters misplaced right. Cat.1500. 195.00

 

RP:C7:12714
RP:12714
-

C7

26

PF

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the SCARCER plates, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London Inland '39' numeral. 'P' misplaced low right, with extended lower serif. Cat.1500. 325.00

 

SG29-33, SPEC.C8 (shades) (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, paper more or less blued)
RP:C8:9376
RP:9376
29

C8j,vb

24

LK

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (some perf-tip toning), but faint vertical filing fold through right network, on a neat small piece, cancelled with a FINE COMPLETE STRIKE of a BELFAST SPOON of 16 FEBRUARY 1856 in a DEEP GREENISH-BLUE. Characteristic TALL 'L' and also GOTHIC 'K'. Cat.400+ (priced as 'blue'). 75.00

 

RP:C8:13703
RP:13703
29

C8

25

FC-FD

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots Lanark '215' numeral. 'D' misplaced right. Cat.140+. New!

35.00

 

RP:C8:13706
RP:13706
32

C8(4)

25

GI-GJ

A FU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, in a SCARCER BROWN-ROSE shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat CIRENCESTER '204' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'NOT COMMON'). W weak, and 'J' misplaced low left. Cat.140++. New!

45.00

 

RP:C8:13705
RP:13705
29

C8

25

TH

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Heavy blur E, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.70. New!

13.50

 

RP:C8:13366
RP:13366
29

C8

25

TJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, rather firmly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. W weak, and 'T' misplaced right. Cat.70. 17.50

 

RP:C8:14154
RP:14154
29

C8

26

CE

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in a strong Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS, rather heavily cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced right, with the 'E' tilted W. Cat.70. New!

16.50

 

RP:C8:13707
RP:13707
29

C8

26

DD-DF

A FU VERY SCARCE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Winchester '888' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'D's and 'E' misplaced right. Cat.210+. New!

50.00

 

RP:C8:14153
RP:14153
29

C8

26

ND

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, and with a short perf upper E, cancelled with a neat London District '74' duplex. 'N' misplaced left. Cat.70. New!

15.00

 

RP:C8:14156
RP:14156
29

C8

27

DF

A FU+ single, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. W weak, and letters misplaced low right and high right (heavy blurs E of 'DE'). Cat.22. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:14155
RP:14155
29

C8

27

IE

A FU+ single, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Dundee '114' duplex. Heavy blurs E, and 'E' misplaced right. Cat.22. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:14120
RP:14120
29wi

C8c

27

IE

Ex Tony CHILD, a FU+ single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. Heavy blur E, and 'E' misplaced right. Cat.150+. New!

40.00

 

RP:C8:14157
RP:14157
29(var)

C8(9)

29

BL

A VFU single in a lovely example of the newly-listed SCARCE PALE RED shade of January 1857, on well-blued paper, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH numeral. 'L' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.125. New!

32.50

 

RP:C8:14159
RP:14159
29

C8j

29

KF

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS (some tips slightly shaved lower E), neatly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE OAKHAM (Rutland) '587' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). GOTHIC 'K', blur NE, and 'F' misplaced high right. Cat.35+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:14160
RP:14160
30

C8(2)

29

MB

A VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Large 'M' misplaced left. Cat.45+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C8:14161
RP:14161
29

C8

30

AD

A FU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but faint diagonal crease upper E, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?Scots? numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing blur upper E, 'A' blind and tilted W, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.28+. New!

5.50

 

RP:C8:10286
RP:10286
30

C8(2)uc

30

BJ

A VFU single in a FINE RICH BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a large part IRISH numeral (probably LIMERICK '303') in BRIGHT GREEN. 'B' misplaced right, and 'J' tilted E. Cat.450+. 100.00

 

RP:C8:10282
RP:10282
29

C8

30

CC

Ex WIGGINS, a FINE and SCARCE UNUSED single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, but no gum. E 'C' tilted E. Cat.240. 35.00

 

RP:C8:12283
RP:12283
30

C8(2)

30

DL

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE BRIGHT BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'D' sloping W. Cat.45+. 8.50

 

RP:C8:13113
RP:13113
31(var)

C8(6)

30

MJ

A VFU single in a FINE example of the SCARCE DEEP CLARET shade on VERY BLUE paper, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical mark in SE corner; also large 'M', and letters misplaced left and right. Cat.550+. 135.00

 

RP:C8:12991
RP:12991
29

C8

30

NI

A FU+ single in a DEEPISH Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Leicester '449' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs SW, and 'N' misplaced low left. Cat.28. 5.50

 

RP:C8:C9:12264
RP:12264
30/-

C8(2)/C9(4)

31

BI

A VFU/FU RARE MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, the C8 in a fine BRICK-RED shade, and the C9 in a VERY PALE SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, both with more or less FULL PERFS, but the C9 with some perf-tips trimmed E and S, cancelled respectively with a FINE RARE LODDON (Norfolk) '578' numeral in OLIVE-GREEN, and a Ripon '646' numeral. Upper E blurred, 'B' misplaced right, and 'I' tilted W. NOTE: SG suggest (p134) that 'some 'olive' cancellations can be found from...the 'Western' district...during 1855-56, but are believed to be due to excessively oiled blue inks'. This cancellation (from East Anglia) is not at all 'oiled', and could not be described by any stretch of the imagination as 'blue'. Cat.530+. 100.00

 

RP:C8:12992
RP:12992
29

C8

31

BL

A FU+ single in a slightly odd Red-brown shade, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Cardiff '162' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Heavy blur W, and 'L' misplaced low and far right. Cat.22+. 5.50

 

RP:C8:14162
RP:14162
29

C8

32

AA

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '80' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing both 'A's blind. Cat.22+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:12270
RP:12270
29

C8

32

EL

A FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, but with a couple of short perfs N, neatly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. 'L' misplaced low right with extended serif. Cat.22+. 5.00

 

RP:C8:11234
RP:11234
29

C8

32

FG

A VFU single, nicely centred, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur lower W, and 'F' misplaced high left and tilted W. Cat.22. 5.50

 

RP:C8:12271
RP:12271
29

C8

32

FJ

A VFU single, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high with an English Provincial numeral, leaving partial CLEAR PROFILE. Heavy blur E, and 'J' misplaced right and tilted E. Cat.22. 5.50

 

RP:C8:12291
RP:12291
29

C8

32

GA

A VFU single, in a bright Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'A' blind. Cat.22. 5.00

 

RP:C8:14121
RP:14121
29wi

C8c

32

SF

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 32 is one of the SCARCER plates with inverted watermark). Letters misplaced low and left respectively, with the 'F' tilted W. Cat.150+. New!

45.00

 

RP:C8:14163
RP:14163
30

C8(2)

32

SI

A VFU single in a DEEP BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat VERY SCARCE SWANSEA '761' numeral (Parmenter ). E margin narrow and blurred, and 'S' misplaced low left. Cat.45+. New!

13.50

 

RP:C8:14164
RP:14164
29

C8

33

CB

A FU+ single, centred slightly low, and with one short perf SE, cancelled with a Penzance '609' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark over 'C'. Cat.22+. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:14165
RP:14165
29

C8

33

HA

A VFU single, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with a Scots numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Cat.22. New!

5.50

 

RP:C8:14166
RP:14166
30

C8(2)va

33

HD

A FU+ single in a DEEP BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf SE, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Upper E blurred, and 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.45+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C8:11237
RP:11237
30

C8(2)

33

IC

A VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'C' misplaced low left and tilted E. Cat.45. 11.50

 

RP:C8:14122
RP:14122
29wi

C8c,ya

33

MF

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a 'CASTLE STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. Blur NE, large 'M' misplaced low, and 'F' high. Cat.150+. New!

40.00

 

RP:C8:12997
RP:12997
29

C8

33

QC-QD

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR in a slightly oxidised example of the DIFFICULT BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an upside-down large part strike of the VERY RARE LONDON INLAND '48' TRIPLE numeral (Parmenter MAX RARITY 'PROOF BOOK ONLY'). 'C' tilted E. Cat.110+. 27.50

 

RP:C8:12999
RP:12999
29

C8

34

AA-BA

Ex WIGGINS, a F-VFU VERTICAL PAIR, in a Red-brown shade with a hint of BROWN-ROSE, centred slightly low, and with perf faults on 'AA', cancelled with London Inland numerals. 'AA' is a MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'A's blind and misplaced low. Cat.44+. 11.50

 

RP:C8:C10:12998
RP:12998
29/40

C8/C10

34

BI

The C10 ex WIGGINS, a FU MATCHED PAIR, both off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with London Inland '10', and London District '90' numerals. Blur SE, 'B' misplaced right, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.40+. 8.50

 

RP:C8:C9:12889
RP:12889
29/-

C8/C9(4)

34

DG

The C8 ex WIGGINS, a VFU MATCHED PAIR, in a Red-brown shade on blued, and a nice SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE TRANSITIONAL shade on unblued paper, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Sheffield '700' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and a SCARCE IRISH VIRGINIA '443' numeral. Letters misplaced low right and right, the 'G' with extended serif. Cat.92+. 23.50
RP:C8:14171
RP:14171
33

C8(5)

34

DK

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a SCARCER ORANGE-BROWN shade on VERY BLUE paper, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bristol '134' numeral. Blurs NW and SW, and 'K' misplaced high left. Cat.60+. New!

15.00

 

RP:C8:14170
RP:14170
29

C8

34

EG

A FU+ single, centred a whisker low, and with a couple of perf-tips trimmed upper E, cancelled with a Scots numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot on toe of 'E'; also W and base of SE weak, and the 'E' misplaced right. Cat.32+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:C8A:12881
RP:12881
29/37

C8/C8A

34

IB

The C8 ex WIGGINS, a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR including the DIFFICULT Red-brown on White paper, both centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '72' duplex, and an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced right. Cat.397+. 100.00
RP:C8:C10:14167
RP:14167
29/33/40

C8(1)/C8(5)f/C10g

34

MJ

A F-VFU SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, the C8s both ex WIGGINS in Red-brown and ORANGE-BROWN shades (the C8(5) on VERY BLUE paper which somewhat disguises the shade), matched with a Rose-red on White paper, all reasonably WELL-CENTRED, but with some trimmed perf-tips below right of the C8(1), otherwise with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Scots, Dartford '236', and Bristol '134' numerals. CO-INCIDENT RE-ENTRY with a TRL just visible on the C10, and the 'J' HAND-CUT,. There is also a CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on bust, on the C10 (noted by Tonna as 'not on early copies'). Cat.135+. New!

35.00

 

RP:C8:14172
RP:14172
30

C8(2)

34

NI

A VFU single in a light BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?English? numeral. Blur NE, and base of SE weak. Cat.45+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C8:13003
RP:13003
29

C8ub

34

PA

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a BLUE IRISH numeral. Letters misplaced low left, with the 'P' tilted W, and the 'A' blind with extended serif. Cat.200. 35.00

 

RP:C8:14169
RP:14169
29(var)

C8(9)

34

PI

A VFU single in the SCARCER NEWLY-LISTED PALE RED shade of January 1857, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '77' duplex. Cat.125. New!

30.00

 

RP:C8:C11:13949
RP:13949
29/36

C8/C11

34

PL

Both ex WIGGINS, a VFU MATCHED PAIR, both a whisker off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with VERY FAINT London District and London Inland '17' numerals. Upper W weak. Cat.102+. New!

25.00

 

RP:C8:10323
RP:10323
29

C8

34

RL

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a Red-brown shade on very faintly blued paper, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Stockton '736'. W margin narrow, W frame-line weak, and letters misplaced right. Cat.22. 5.50

 

RP:C8:14168
RP:14168
29

C8za

34

TF

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat large part GLASGOW '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX. W weak with blurs, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively, and tilted W and E. Cat.30+. New!

7.50

 

RP:C8:C11:13950
RP:13950
29/36

C8/C11

34

TG

Both ex WIGGINS, a VFU MATCHED PAIR, both a whisker off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '22' numeral and a SCARCE NORMANTON (Yorks) '048' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'NOT COMMON'). Letters misplaced to centre, 'T' tilted W and 'G' tilted E. Cat.102+. New!

25.00

 

RP:C8:13005
RP:13005
29

C8

35

AL

A FU+ single in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (but corner perf rounded SW), cancelled with a SCARCE BEDFORD '61' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'SCARCE'). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing 'A' blind, and 'L' misplaced low right with extended serif. Cat.22+. 4.50

 

RP:C8:13007
RP:13007
29

C8

35

CJ

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (probably Manchester '498'). 'C' misplaced right. Cat.22. 4.50

 

RP:C8:14123
RP:14123
29wi

C8c

35

GG

Ex Tony CHILD, a VFU single, reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED (according to CHILD in Stoneham p.6, Plate 35 is one of the SCARCER plates with inverted watermark). Letters misplaced right and tilted E. Cat.150+. New!

45.00

 

RP:C8:13371
RP:13371
29

C8

35

NG

A VFU single, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a London Inland '27' numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Blur SW, and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.22. 5.00

 

RP:C8.C10:10327
RP:10327
29/39(var)

C8/C10(6)

36

IH

The C8 ex WIGGINS, a SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C8 FU in a DEEP shade of Red-brown on strongly blued paper, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease SE and rounded perf NE, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, matched with a VERY SCARCE FINE UNUSED single in the LATE PALE ROSE-PINK shade on white paper (watermark Large Crown Type II), centred somewhat low right, and with FULL PERFS, but no gum. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a weak top serif of the 'I'. Cat.622+. 95.00

 

RP:C8:13111
RP:13111
31(var)/33/41

C8(6)/C8(5)/C10(4)

36

MJ

The C8s ex WIGGINS, a REMARKABLE and SCARCE VFU MATCHED TRIO of shades: the C8s featuring a FINE example of the SCARCE DEEP CLARET shade on VERY BLUE paper, and an ORANGE-BROWN shade, also on VERY BLUE paper, and an ATTRACTIVE DEEP ROSE-RED from the later series on white paper. The C8(6) is centred a whisker low right, otherwise they are WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Warwick '845', London Inland '26', and Wootton-under-Edge '915' numerals. W margin narrow, and large 'M' misplaced far to the left. Cat.630+. 135.00

 

C:C8:1737
C:1737
31(var)
*

C8(6)

36

MB

1856 1d Deep Claret on Very Blue paper, a GU+ single in the very SCARCE DEEP CLARET shade, centred slightly left, and with FULL PERFS, but corner damage SW, on empty envelope Greenock to Ottery St Mary on 3 May 1856, cancelled with a Greenock '163' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.550+ (for shade OFF COVER). New!

75.00

RP:C8:13016
RP:13016
30

C8(2)

37

HB

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Hereford '357' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break (weak), and letters misplaced right. Cat.45. 11.50

 

RP:C8:14130
RP:14130
29

C8

37

JI

A VFU+ single, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. W margin narrow, and 'J' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.22. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:13020
RP:13020
29

C8

37

OK

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Southampton '723' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETIES: curved blur over 'O' (not noted Tonna, but clearly visible on Imprimatur photo), and NE star weak; also NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low left and left. Cat.22+. 6.50

 

RP:C8:10443
RP:10443
30

C8(2)ya

37

TC

A good used single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred somewhat left, with FULL PERFS, but with faint (ironed-out?) horizontal crease, cancelled with a RARE 'INVERKIP' (Renfrew) TYPE VIII SCOTS LOCAL (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'C' misplaced left and tilted E. Cat.45++. 15.00

 

RP:C8:6526
RP:6526
29

C8

38

IJ

A FU single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, but small slight thin centre S, lightly cancelled with a neat VERY FINE SCARCE GLASGOW '159' numeral in BLUE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'I' tilted W, and 'J' misplaced right. Cat.180+. 25.00

 

RP:C8:14176
RP:14176
33

C8(5)

38

LI

A FU single in a strong ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but small surface scuff NE, cancelled low right with a London District duplex, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.60. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:14175
RP:14175
29

C8

38

MK

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Horncastle '378' numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'M' misplaced low left. Cat.22. New!

5.50

 

RP:C8:14174
RP:14174
29

C8

38

PD

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'D' misplaced low right. Cat.22. New!

5.50

 

RP:C8:14173
RP:14173
29

C8za

38

SI

A FU+ single, centred a whisker high left, and with one missing perf at base, lightly cancelled with a neat EDINBURGH ROLLER. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot above NE; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.30+. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:13375
RP:13375
29

C8

40

AA

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a STRONG Bright Red-brown shade on VERY FAINTLY BLUED paper, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a London Inland '26' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing NE corner frame-line extending E (slight), lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, W 'A' misplaced low left, and E 'A' tilted W. Cat.28+. 7.50

 

RP:C8:13024
RP:13024
29

C8

40

AK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a Red-brown shade with a hint of BROWN-ROSE, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '76' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing a CONSTANT VARIETY: blur SW; also blurs upper W and SE, and letters misplaced low and right respectively, with both tilted W. Cat.28+. 8.50

 

RP:C8:13023
RP:13023
29

C8

40

BE

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred a whisker high left, with one short perf NE, neatly cancelled with a Scots Dundee '114' numeral. Blur upper E, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.28. 6.50

 

RP:C8:10418
RP:10418
29

C8yb

40

JG

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a SCARCE 'INNELLAN' (Argyll) TYPE VIII SCOTS LOCAL in VERY DEEP BLUE (not known in black), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'J' tilted W, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.225+. 55.00

 

RP:C8:14178
RP:14178
32

C8(4)

42

GE-GF

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR in a light BROWN-ROSE shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS (slightly rounded corner NW 'GE'), lightly cancelled with Liverpool '466' numerals. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaws, and blur in NE/NE margin. Cat.110+. New!

25.00

 

RP:C8:C10:14177
RP:14177
29/40

C8va/C10

42

MJ

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, centred respectively a whisker low and low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a DUBLIN SPOON, and a Peterborough '612' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the C8. Lower E frame-break. Cat.32+. New!

8.50

 

RP:C8:13031
RP:13031
29

C8

42

RE

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low and high, with the 'E' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.28. 6.50

 

RP:C8:14180
RP:14180
29

C8

42

TB

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LICHFIELD '457' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Lower E frame-break, and 'T' misplaced low left. Cat.22+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:14179
RP:14179
29

C8

42

TK

A FU+ single, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a RYDE (I.O.W.) '666' numeral, leaving part CLEAR HEAD. 'K' tilted W. Cat.22+. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:13322
RP:13322
30

C8(2)vb

44

AD

A FU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker left, and with FULL PERFS, but faint horizontal filing crease through 'POSTAGE', on neat small DATED PIECE of 23 DECEMBER 1856, neatly cancelled with a SUPERB TORQUAY '805' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX in BLUE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing CONSTANT VARIETY: mark SW; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and blurs E. Cat.375+. 75.00

 

RP:C8:13054
RP:13054
29

C8

44

RE

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and base-line weak below 'E PE'. Cat.28. 6.50

 

RP:C8:10358
RP:10358
30

C8(2)

44

SF

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a STRONG BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and SE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.45+. 11.50

 

RP:C8:13057
RP:13057
29

C8

45

LB

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced right. Cat.50. 11.50

 

RP:C8:13377
RP:13377
29

C8

45

MC

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.50+. 12.50

 

RP:C9:13863
RP:13863
32/38

C8(4)/C9(3)

46

AG

A FU/FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this VERY SCARCE plate, the C8 in a LOVELY BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with one trimmed perf at NE corner, the C9 in a FINE PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (this plate not at press at Savoy Street), centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS. They are cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT 'W.1' numeral (Dubus type 1A, Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'), and a HULL SPOON (Type C recut). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, base-line and centre W weak, and 'A' misplaced slightly low. Cat.320++. New!

75.00

RP:C8:10456
RP:10456
29

C8

46

EK

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and top serifs of 'K' meet. Cat.70. 17.50

 

RP:C8:12276
RP:12276
29

C8

46

FE-FJ

A SPECTACULAR AND RARE fine used HORIZONTAL STRIP OF SIX from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Torquay '805' numerals. CONSTANT VARIETY 'FF': short serif on W 'F'; also lower E frame-breaks, and blur NW on 'FH'. Cat.420++. 100.00

 

RP:C8:13230
RP:13230
33

C8(5)

46

JJ

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, in a rich DEEP ORANGE-BROWN shade on VERY BLUE paper, WELL-CENTRED and with FULL PERFS, but slight stain over 'E' of 'POSTAGE', cancelled with a Scots Kilmarnock '213' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E (slight), lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and W 'J' misplaced low right. Cat.70+. 17.50

 

RP:C8:14135
RP:14135
29

C8

46

LL

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, on a neat small piece, cancelled with an IRISH COALISLAND '147' numeral. Blurs NW and SW, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.70+. New!

17.50

 

RP:C8:10364
RP:10364
30

C8(2)

46

QJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, in a light BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. W margin narrow and blurred, and 'Q' misplaced low. Cat.70+. 18.50

 

RP:C8:12273
RP:12273
29

C8

46

SA-SB

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Shrewsbury '708' numerals. Lower E frame-breaks, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaws, and blurs E on both; base-line weak and letters misplaced low left, with 'A' blind on 'SA'. Cat.140+. 45.00

 

RP:C8:10360
RP:10360
29

C8

46

SH

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '72' duplex. Lower E frame-break, lower W weak, and 'S' misplaced low. Cat.0. 16.50

 

RP:C8:13062
RP:13062
29

C8

46

TA

Ex STATHAM (but rather surprisingly misplated by him as 45), a FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '79' duplex. Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced right and low respectively, with the 'A' blind. Cat.70. 17.50

 

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