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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. New!

650.00

 

RP:C7:9324
RP:9324
-

C7

23

HI

A FU+ single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a part London District '73' numeral, leaving large part CLEAR PROFILE within. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low. Cat.950. 325.00

 

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.950. 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.950. 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.950. 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.2500 as a C7 on cover, but also cat.5000 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.950. 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.1100. 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. New!

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. New!

325.00

 

SG29/33, SPEC.C8 (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Red-brown (shades) on more or less blued paper)
RP:C8:12306
RP:12306

MW CERT
SG29

C8

22

II-IJ

A VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this RARE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on a neat small DATED PIECE of 11 JUNE 1856, neatly cancelled with a GLASGOW '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' experimental duplex. CONSTANT VARIETY 'II': blur SW; also upper E blurred on both, and narrow margin between. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.1400+. 450.00

 

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:C8:12260
RP:12260
29

C8

26

GG-GH

A MOST UNUSUAL VFU/GU HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease 'GH', neatly cancelled with Leeds '447' numerals. Narrow margin between, and W 'G's misplaced right. Cat.130+. 25.00

 

RP:C8:12281
RP:12281
29

C8j

29

DK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. GOTHIC 'K' misplaced low left, and blur outside SE. Cat.35. 8.50

 

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.225. 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:C8:11764
RP:11764
29

C8vb

30

EL

A GU+ single in a PALE RED-BROWN shade most UNUSUAL on this plate, centred slightly, and with several slightly 'nibbled' perfs at top, cancelled with a SCARCE NOTTINGHAM '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX in PALE BLUE. 'L' misplaced low. Cat.200+. 25.00

 

RP:C8:12286
RP:12286
29

C8

30

FI

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE ISLE OF MAN '407' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). 'F' slightly high, and 'I' tilted slightly E. Cat.25++. 10.00

 

RP:C8:12284
RP:12284
30

C8(2)j

30

PK

A FU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a deepish BRICK-RED shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. GOTHIC 'K' (misplaced low), and blur outside SE. Cat.45+. 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:C8:12265
RP:12265
29

C8j

31

DK

A VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral (probably a SPOON). GOTHIC 'K' tilted W, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.35. 8.50

 

RP:C8:10459
RP:10459
29

C8

32

BF

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH numeral. Blur upper E, and 'F' misplaced high. Cat.22. 5.50

 

RP:C8:11233
RP:11233
29

C8

32

CI

A VFU single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs SE and lower W, and 'I' misplaced left. Cat.22. 5.50

 

RP:C8:12269
RP:12269
29

C8

32

DD

A VFU single in a strong Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E 'D' misplaced right. Cat.22. 5.50

 

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:C8:12272
RP:12272
29

C8

32

OL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Letters misplaced right, with the 'L' tilted slightly E. Cat.22. 5.50

 

RP:C8:11252
RP:11252
32

C8(4)

33

AK-AL

A FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR in a FINE DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS (rough as a result of BLUNT PINS), cancelled with Taunton '776' numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, with 'A's blind and misplaced low, 'K' with top serifs joined, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.110+. 22.50

 

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:C8:12767
RP:12767
31(var)

C8(6)

34

GK

A FU+ single in the VERY SCARCE DEEP CLARET shade on VERY BLUE paper, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS (some tips trimmed S), on neat small piece, cancelled with a Scots Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX dated 10 JANUARY 1857. 'G' slightly DOUBLE and tilted E. Cat.425. New!

85.00

 

RP:C8:C9:12509
RP:12509
29/32/-

C8(1)/C8(4)/C9(1)

34

PJ

All three ex WIGGINS, a F-VFU SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, in Red-brown and the SCARCER BROWN-ROSE on blued, and a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN on unblued paper, all three reasonably WELL-CENTRED and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '42' numeral, and Nottingham '583', and Hereford '357' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'P' with large loop, and 'J' tilted slightly W. Cat.247+. 65.00

 

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.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:C8:11248
RP:11248
29

C8

37

QI

A VFU single, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'Q' misplaced right with blur over, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.22+. 5.50

 

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.200+. 25.00

 

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:C8:9345
RP:9345
29

C8

43

FI

A VFU single, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. W margin narrow, and letters misplaced high left and right respectively. Cat.27. 6.50

 

RP:C8:10460
RP:10460
29/40

C8/C10

44

AF

A F-VFU MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER C8 plate, in Red-brown on blued and Rose-red on white paper, the C8 off-centre low right, the C10 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with a Falmouth '290' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and a London District '77' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing lower E frame-break, centre W weak, and 'F' misplaced high left. Cat.45+. 11.50

 

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.C10:10216
RP:10216
29/40

C8/C10

46

AD

A FU/VFU MATCHED PAIR (C8 SCARCER plate), both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but the C8 lightly wrinkled across top, neatly cancelled respectively with an EDINBURGH ROLLER, and a London District 'S.W.22' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'D' misplaced low right. Cat.98+. 20.00

 

RP:C8:10455
RP:10455
29

C8

46

EJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and centre W weak. Cat.80. 20.00

 

RP:C8:10456
RP:10456
29

C8

46

EK

A FU+ single from this SCARCER 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.80. 17.50

 

RP:C8:12276
RP:12276
29

C8

46

FE-FJ

A SPECTACULAR AND RARE fine used HORIZONTAL STRIP OF SIX from this SCARCER 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.480++. 100.00

 

RP:C8:10364
RP:10364
30

C8(2)

46

QJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCER 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.80+. 18.50

 

RP:C8:12273
RP:12273
29

C8

46

SA-SB

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER 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.160+. 45.00

 

RP:C8:10360
RP:10360
29

C8

46

SH

A FU+ single from this SCARCER 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.80. 16.50

 

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