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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. 750.00

 

RP:C7:14306
RP:14306
-

C7

23

QB

A VFU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS apart from one 'nibbled' centre N, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled centre right with a Scots Kirkcaldy '210' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.850. New!

250.00

 

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:C7:9358
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:C8:14427
RP:14427

MW CERT
29

C8

22

GL

A FINE EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED single from this VERY RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with a few short perfs, and a shallow scuff at SE corner (see Certificate for detail), and no gum. Upper W blurred, TALL 'L', and letters misplaced right and high respectively. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. NOTE: Mike (pers comm) tells me that he knows of only a block of four and another single from this plate unused. A GREAT RARITY. Cat.c.8000+ (pro rata cheapest plate 22 used:250 unused). New!

1,250.00

RP:C8:14352
RP:14352

MW CERT
29

C8g

22

HI

A FU single from this VERY RARE plate, off-centre low, with a couple of short perfs either side at top, and a 'natural' vertical crease (see Certificate - I think damp paper wrinkle from printing process), cancelled with a London Inland '26' numeral. DOUBLE LETTER 'H', heavy blur E, and 'I' misplaced right. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.800. New!

165.00

RP:C8:14389
RP:14389
29

C8

23

GG

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS (one slightly 'nibbled' at top), rather messily cancelled low right with an IRISH numeral. E blurred, and letters misplaced right. Cat.50. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:14308
RP:14308
29

C8j

24

DK

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a Salisbury '683' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. GOTHIC 'K', upper E blurred, and letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.50+. New!

15.00

 

RP:C8:14390
RP:14390
29

C8

24

GG

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Tiny cut between bottom two perfs at SW corner. W margin narrow and blurred, and blur over W 'G' misplaced right. Cat.50. New!

8.50

 

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:C8:14245
RP:14245
29

C8

24

RE

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly high, and with a few 'nibbled' perfs at top, cancelled with a London Inland '36' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E, blurs E, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.50. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:14246
RP:14246
30

C8(2)

25

DD

A VFU single from this rather SCARCE plate, in a good BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Leven '229' numeral. Blur NE, and letters misplaced low right and low, with the W 'D' tilted W. Cat.70+. New!

16.50

 

RP:C8:14311
RP:14311
29

C8

25

DH

A VFU single from this rather SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Lower W weak, upper E blurred, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.70. New!

16.50

 

RP:C8:13703
RP:13703
29

C8

25

FC-FD

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this rather SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots Lanark '215' numeral. 'D' misplaced right. Cat.140+. 35.00

 

RP:C8:13706
RP:13706
32

C8(4)

25

GI-GJ

A FU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this rather SCARCE 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++. 45.00

 

RP:C8:14391
RP:14391
29

C8

25

IG

A VFU single from this rather SCARCE plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur E. Cat.70. New!

18.50

 

RP:C8:14392
RP:14392
32

C8(4)

25

PL

A FU single from this rather SCARCE plate, in a BROWN-ROSE shade UNUSUAL on such an early plate, centred somewhat low right, and with perf-tips trimmed upper E, neatly cancelled with a London District '71' duplex. Letters misplaced right. Cat.70+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:14312
RP:14312
29

C8j,va

25

RK

A FU single from this rather SCARCE plate, in a DEEPISH Red-brown shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease SE, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. GOTHIC 'K', and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.70+. New!

15.00

 

RP:C8:13366
RP:13366
29

C8

25

TJ

A VFU single from this rather SCARCE 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 SCARCE 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 SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Winchester '888' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'D's and 'E' misplaced right. Cat.210+. 50.00

 

RP:C8:14393
RP:14393
29

C8

26

QE

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Cheltenham '177' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'Q' misplaced low. Cat.70. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:14313
RP:14313
29

C8

26

SJ

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, rather messily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur NE, and letters tilted W. Cat.70. New!

12.50

 

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:C8:14329
RP:14329
29

C8

27

JI

A VFU single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a ?Scots Local? Heavy blur SW and lower W, and letters misplaced low left and left, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.22. New!

5.50

 

RP:C8:14330
RP:14330
30

C8(2)

28

HE

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a nice BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high left with a London Inland numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced right. Cat.45+. New!

15.00

 

RP:C8:14340
RP:14340
29

C8j,za

28

JK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an EDINBURGH ROLLER. GOTHIC 'K', blurs E, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.35+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:14335
RP:14335
29

C8

28

PG

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a London Inland '38' LATE FEE duplex, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Blurs lower E. Cat.32+. New!

9.50

 

RP:C8:14315
RP:14315
31

C8(3)va

28

RK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE example of the RARE PLUM shade, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH NEWRY '357' SPOON (English type). GOTHIC 'K' misplaced low left, blurs SE and SW, and 'R' misplaced low. Cat.900+. New!

225.00

 

RP:C8:14331
RP:14331
30

C8(2)

29

MH

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE BRICK-RED shade, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high left with a London Inland numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Large 'M', and both letters tilted E. Cat.45. New!

15.00

 

RP:C8:14356
RP:14356
31(var)

C8(8)

29

QE

A FU single, in a useful example of the SCARCER PURPLE-BROWN shade, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, rather heavily cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. Blur SW, and upper W weak. Cat.275. New!

55.00

 

RP:C8:14333
RP:14333
30

C8(2)va

29

RH

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a WREXHAM '924' SPOON (rated 'UNCOMMON' by Arundel and Taylor). 'R' misplaced low left, and 'H' with all serifs joined. Cat.45+. New!

15.00

 

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:C8:14316
RP:14316
33

C8(5)

30

AJ

A VFU single in a PALE ORANGE-BROWN shade UNUSUAL on this early plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bristol '134' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing 'A' blind. Cat.60. New!

15.00

 

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:C8:13113
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:C8:14317
RP:14317
29

C8j

30

RK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a DEEPISH Red-brown shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Sunderland '761' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. GOTHIC 'K', and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.35+. New!

9.50

 

RP:C8:14327
RP:14327
29

C8ya

30

SH

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a 'PITT STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced right. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

 

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:C8:14231
RP:14231
29

C8vd

31

MI

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a smidgeon low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a nice example of the VERY SCARCE IRISH KILLARNEY '272' SPOON (English type) in a RARE DEEP GREEN. Blurs E and W, and letters misplaced left, with large 'M', and 'I' tilted W. Cat.550+. New!

145.00

 

RP:C8:14318
RP:14318
30

C8(2)j

31

OK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. GOTHIC 'K', CONSTANT VARIETY: blur SW, and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.45+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:14275
RP:14275
30

C8(2)

32

BJ

A FU+ single, in a BRICK-RED shade with an ORANGE tint, on very faintly blued paper (borderline unblued C8A), off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '79' duplex. Blur upper E, and 'B' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.45. New!

10.00

 

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:C8:14163
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:C8:14166
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:C8:14343
RP:14343
29

C8

33

OF

A VFU single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District duplex. Blurs upper E and SW, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.22. New!

5.50

 

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:C9:14259
RP:14259
29(var)/-

C8(9)/C9(4)

34

DG

The C8 ex WIGGINS (from his personal Plate 34 collection), a G-VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR in SCARCE PALE RED on blued paper, and Transitional PRE-FIRE BRIGHT RED shades, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but pinhole and thin on the C8, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '17' numeral, and an uncommon COLCHESTER '210' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the C8. CONSTANT VARIETIES: mark in E margin, and 'G' with extended serif; also letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.375+. New!

75.00

 

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:C8:14194
RP:14194
29/33

C8(1)/C8(5)

34

LE

Both ex WIGGINS (from his personal collection of Plate 34); a VFU MATCHED PAIR in Red-brown and ORANGE-BROWN shades, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Cheltenham '177' and London Inland '43' numerals. BURR-RUB 'TAGE', and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.82+. New!

20.00

 

RP:C8:14196
RP:14196
29

C8

34

MF

Ex WIGGINS (from his personal collection of Plate 34); a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. Large 'M', and 'D' misplaced low right. Cat.22. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:C9:14430
RP:14430
29/-

C8(1)/C9(1)

34

MH

The C9 ex WIGGINS (from his personal Plate 34 collection), a VFU/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR in Red-brown on blued paper, and Transitional PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (a couple 'nibbled' at base of C9), cancelled respectively with a SCOTS LOCAL, and a London 'S.E.7' duplex. Large 'M' misplaced left. Cat.272+. New!

55.00

 

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: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+. 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: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+. 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:C8:14326
RP:14326
29

C8

35

BE

A VFU+ single in a DEEPISH shade of Red-brown, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with a Scots Selkirk '305' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur over 'B'; also lower W weak. Cat.22+. New!

6.50

 

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:C8:14366
RP:14366
33

C8(5)

35

DD

A VFU+ single in a LOVELY STRONG ORANGE-BROWN shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an EDINBURGH ROLLER. Blur upper E, and E 'D' misplaced right. Cat.60+. New!

18.50

 

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:C8:14325
RP:14325
33

C8(5)

35

OG

A SUPERB USED single in a LOVELY SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Brighton '132' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Blurs SE and SW, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.60+. New!

22.50

 

RP:C8:14234
RP:14234
29

C8

35

PE

A SCARCE LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT single, centred low left, but with virtually FULL PERFS (a couple of tips trimmed at NW corner), and some ORIGINAL GUM. Letters misplaced low and high, with the 'P' with large loop. Cat.240. New!

25.00

 

RP:C8:14334
RP:14334
29

C8

35

QI

A VFU+ single, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high right with a small part English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Blur SW, 'Q' misplaced low, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.22. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:14332
RP:14332
30

C8(2)

36

GF

A VFU+ single in a FINE BRIGHT BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD within. CONSTANT VARIETY: 'G' with extended serif; also blur upper E, and letters misplaced right and high left. Cat.45+. New!

13.50

 

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:C8:14435
RP:14435
33

C8(5)

36

OB

A VFU single in a GLORIOUS BRIGHT ORANGE-BROWN shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a Taunton '776' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. CO-INCIDENT RE-ENTRY: top of 'B' thin; also 'O' misplaced low. Cat.60+. New!

16.50

 

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:C8:14363
RP:14363
33

C8(5)

37

MA

A FU+ single in an ATTRACTIVE PALE ORANGE-BROWN shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Dover '258' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, large 'M', and 'A' nearly blind and misplaced low. Cat.60+. New!

13.50

 

RP:C8:14319
RP:14319
33

C8(5)va

37

OE-OF

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, in a SCARCER ORANGE-BROWN shade on deeply blued paper, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with DUBLIN SPOONS (Irish type) of 10 MARCH 1857 (just before the fire at Fleet Street!). CONSTANT VARIETY 'OE': blur SW; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters variously misplaced. Cat.120+. New!

35.00

 

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:C8:14255
RP:14255
29

C8za

37

QC

A VFU single, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 6 JULY 1856, cancelled with a FINE strike of an EDINBURGH 'ROLLER' experimental cancel. Arrival stamp of Crieff on obverse over fold. Faint vertical filing fold. CONSTANT VARIETIES: curved blurs SE and SW (not noted Tonna, but clearly visible on Imprimatur photo); also lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.40+. New!

12.50

 

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:C8:14364
RP:14364
33(var)

C8(7)

38

MF

A VFU+ single in a SUPERB SCARCE RICH ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a CANTERBURY CDS of 5 MAY 1857. Lower E frame-break, and blur outside NW. Cat.200+. New!

65.00

 

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:C8:14342
RP:14342
29

C8

40

BC-BD

A G-VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, 'BC' with FULL PERFS, but perf fault at NE corner of 'BD', cancelled with London District '29' duplexes, dated 24 JANUARY 1857. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaws, blur in margin between at top, and letters variously misplaced. Cat.56+. New!

12.50

 

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:C8:14341
RP:14341
29

C8ya

40

OK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a slightly smudged 'CASTLE STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. Lower E frame-break, 'O' misplaced low, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

 

RP:C8:14336
RP:14336
29

C8

42

BB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a smudged ?Scots? numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and W 'B' misplaced right. Cat.28. New!

7.50

 

RP:C8:14370
RP:14370
29(var)

C8(9)

42

GF

A FU+ single in a FINE SCARCE PALE RED shade (January 1857), centred a little low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Stourbridge '750' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur NW, and 'F' misplaced right. Cat.125. New!

28.50

 

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

C8va/C10

42

MJ

A VFU MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, 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.38+. New!

8.50

 

RP:C8:13031
RP:13031
29

C8

42

RE

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, 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:C10:14181
RP:14181
29/40

C8va/C10c

43

AD

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, the C10 in a late PALE shade, with watermark Large Crown Type II, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a LIVERPOOL SPOON, and a London 'N.17' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, and C8 SHORT STAMP. A Tonna listed CONSTANT VARIETY: marks/blurs SE, is absent from the C8, and very faint on the C10. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'M' tilted W. Cat.38+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:14182
RP:14182
29

C8

43

DD

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London District '77' duplex. Lower E frame-break, and W 'D' misplaced right. Cat.28. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:14369
RP:14369
29

C8

43

LH

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high left with an IRISH DERRY '172' numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Lower E frame-break, E margin narrow, and letters misplaced low and high left. Cat.28+. New!

7.50

 

RP:C8:14183
RP:14183
29

C8

43

LH

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a rather YELLOWISH shade, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with a Liverpool '466' numeral, leaving part of the HEAD CLEAR. Letters misplaced low right and high left, and tilted W. Cat.28. New!

6.50

 

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:C10:14186
RP:14186
29/40

C8/C10

44

AK

A F-VFU MATCHED PAIR, the C8 off-centre high, the C10 in a late PALE shade and WELL-CENTRED, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a smudged English Provincial numeral, and a London 'W.14' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, and C10 SHORT STAMP, showing lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, base-line weak, and 'A' nearly blind with lower serifs joined. Cat.36+. New!

7.50

 

RP:C8:14189
RP:14189
29

C8

44

QI

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '78' duplex. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'Q' faint/lightly struck, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.28. New!

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:C8:14252
RP:14252
29(var)

C8(9)

45

GC

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a nice example of the LATE (January 1857) PALE RED shade (on WELL-BLUED paper), centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with English Provincial numerals, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Lower E frame-break, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.125+. New!

32.50

 

RP:C8:14372
RP:14372
29

C8

45

GH

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but minute surface scuff SW, lightly cancelled with a part English Provincial numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD within. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced right. Cat.50+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:14371
RP:14371
33

C8(5)

45

JF

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.60+. New!

17.50

 

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:C8:14367
RP:14367
33

C8(5)

46

DD

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a FINE SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE LEAMINGTON SPOON. Blur NW, lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.70+. New!

20.00

 

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:C8:14395
RP:14395
30

C8(2)

46

GC

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, in a SCARCER LIGHT BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an Ipswich '405' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur NW, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.70+. New!

15.00

 

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:C8:14248
RP:14248
29

C8

46

LG

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease SE, cancelled with a London Inland '14' numeral. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.70. New!

12.50

 

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:C8:14337
RP:14337
29

C8

46

SK

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint often seen on these later plates, WELL-CENTRED, but with some slightly 'nibbled' perfs upper W, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving a virtually CLEAR HEAD. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'S' misplaced low left, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.70. New!

12.50

 

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

 

RP:C8:14426
RP:14426
33

C8(5)

47

BC

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a SCARCE DULL ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled upper right with a Bristol '134' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur SE (faint); also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and top of 'B' weak. NOTE: this lettering is very similar to that of the rare Plate 48, but distinguishable by the stronger NE star and E frame-line, and the weakness of the letter 'B'. Cat.90+. New!

25.00

 

RP:C8:14192
RP:14192
29

C8

47

EE

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, centred a whisker low left, and with one short perf centre S, cancelled with a Sidmouth '712' numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and E 'E' misplaced right. Cat.90. New!

22.50

 

RP:C8:14191
RP:14191
29

C8

47

TG

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker right, and with a few trimmed perf-tips, cancelled with a Daventry '238' numeral. A 'T' Row SHORT STAMP (more often seen from the 'A' Row). W margin narrow, with pin-alignment marking, and 'T' misplaced low right. Cat.90+. New!

17.50

 

RP:C8:14396
RP:14396
29

C8

47

TG

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, rather heavily cancelled upper right with a London Inland '43' numeral, but leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. In diametric contrast to RP:C8:14191 above, this is a 'T' Row LONG STAMP (rather SCARCER than short stamps). Lower E frame-break, blur E, and 'T' misplaced low right. Cat.90+. New!

20.00

 

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