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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:C7:9324
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. 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 (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:C8:12978
RP:12978
29

C8

23

GJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.50. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:12981
RP:12981
29

C8

23

IF

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but faint vertical crease, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. 'I' tilted W. Cat.50. New!

8.50

 

RP:C8:12982
RP:12982
29

C8

24

GA

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a slightly messy WELSH CARDIGAN '164' numeral. 'G' misplaced right, and 'A' blind with extended serif. Cat.50+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:13320
RP:13320
29

C8

24

KC

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat to the right, and with minor perf faults, cancelled with an IRISH SPOON, and what appears to be a BLUE BAG-SEAL cancel. GOTHIC 'K', and upper W weak. Cat.50++. New!

17.50

 

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:C8:12983
RP:12983
32

C8(4)

27

IL

A FU single in a particularly nice example of the DIFFICULT BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but toning on the perfs, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral (almost certainly a WOLVERHAMPTON SPOON). Lower W weak, and 'I' tilted E. Cat.55+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C8:12984
RP:12984
30

C8(2)j

27

KB

A VFU+ single in a LOVELY BRIGHT BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. GOTHIC 'K', and both letters misplaced right. Cat.45+. New!

13.50

 

RP:C8:12878
RP:12878
33

C8(5)j

27

KD

A VFU single in a nice early ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blur upper E, E margin narrow, and GOTHIC 'K'. Cat.60+. New!

16.50

 

RP:C8:13319
RP:13319
29/40

C8j/C10

27

KH

A GU/VFU MATCHED PAIR in Red-brown on Blued paper, and Rose-red on White paper, the C8 off-centre low and with a diagonal crease, the C10 a whisker low, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with London Inland '43' and Swansea '763' numerals. GOTHIC 'K's, blur upper E, and 'H' misplaced right. Cat.50+. New!

8.50

 

RP:C8:12987
RP:12987
29

C8

28

FG-FH

A VFU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with London Inland '20' numerals. Narrow margin between, and letters misplaced right on 'FG'. Cat.60+. New!

17.50

 

RP:C8:12988
RP:12988
29

C8

28

JH-JI

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a bright Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (tips trimmed at base of 'JH'), cancelled with London Inland '26' numerals. Narrow margin between, 'H' with extended serifs on 'JH'; and on 'JI': CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks SE and SW. Cat.60+. New!

16.50

 

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:C8:12286
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:C8:13113
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.425+. New!

110.00

 

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.25. New!

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+. New!

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:C8:12787
RP:12787
29

C8

32

NB

A VFU single in a PALE Red-brown shade, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Glasgow '159' numeral. 'N' misplaced slightly left. Cat.22+. 5.50

 

RP:C8:12776
RP:12776
29

C8

32

OC

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bodmin '88' numeral. Blurs E and SW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.22. 6.50

 

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:C8:12997
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+. New!

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+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C8:C10:12887
RP:12887
29/40

C8/C10

34

BA

The C8 ex WIGGINS, a VFU MATCHED PAIR, both centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with London Inland '11', and English Provincial numerals. 'A' blind. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

 

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+. New!

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+. New!

23.50

RP:C8:12884
RP:12884
33(var)

C8(7)

34

IA

Ex WIGGINS, a FU single in a SUPERB BRIGHT example of the SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred a whisker high, with some perf faults W, lightly cancelled with a Wincanton '883' numeral. Letters misplaced right and low right, with the 'A' blind. Cat.140. New!

25.00

 

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+. New!

100.00

RP:C8:C8:C9:13231
RP:13231
29/29/-

C8/C8/C9(1)

34

JH

The C8s ex WIGGINS, a F-VFU MATCHED TRIO, in Deep Red-brown and Bright Red-brown shades on blued, and a nice SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade on unblued paper, all slightly off-centre, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with an Oxford '603' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and English Provincial and London 'SW7' numerals. Letters misplaced right, with the 'H' tilted E. Cat.214+. New!

55.00

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. New!

35.00

 

RP:C8:C9:13232
RP:13232
29/-

C8/C9(4)

34

PD

The C8 ex WIGGINS, a VFU MATCHED PAIR, in a Red-brown shade on blued, and a nice SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade on unblued paper, the C8 WELL-CENTRED and the C9 slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with London District '75' and Glasgow '159' numerals. Base of SE weak, and 'P' tilted E. Cat.92+. New!

22.50

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:C8:13009
RP:13009
32

C8(4)

35

AF

A VFU single in a LOVELY DEEPISH example of the DIFFICULT BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing letters misplaced right, with the 'A' blind, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.55+. New!

13.50

 

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+. New!

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. New!

4.50

 

RP:C8:13004
RP:13004
29

C8

35

DC

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots Abington '16' numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre, with the 'C' tilted E. Cat.22. New!

5.50

 

RP:C8:13011
RP:13011
30

C8(2)

35

EA

A FU+ single in a BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bradford '107' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Blur SE, 'E' sloping downwards to right, and the 'A' misplaced left. Cat.45+. New!

9.50

 

RP:C8:13008
RP:13008
29

C8

35

EG

A VFU single in a STRONG Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur SE (not noted Wiggins, but clearly visible on Imprimatur photo). E margin narrow, and blur outside SE. Cat.22+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:13018
RP:13018
29

C8(var)

35

FK

A FU single in a REMARKABLE 'Red-brown' shade very similar to the PRE-FIRE TRANSITIONAL PALE RED shade, but on definitely BLUED paper, centred slightly high, and with minor perf faults, neatly cancelled with a Southampton '723' numeral. W weak, and blurs E. Cat.22+. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:12778
RP:12778
30

C8(2)

35

IK

A VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a DUBLIN SPOON. Blunt Perf Pins, and a MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a blur SW, and letters misplaced left and right respectively. Cat.45+. 12.50

 

RP:C8:13006
RP:13006
32

C8(4)

35

KK

A VFU+ single in a FINE RICH example of the DIFFICULT BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E margin narrow, and E 'K' misplaced right. Cat.55+. New!

15.00

 

RP:C9:13285
RP:13285
31(var)/-

C8(6)/C9(2)

36

AE

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C8 in a nice example of the SCARCE DEEP CLARET shade on VERY BLUE paper, and the C9 in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, the C8 off-centre low, but the C9 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Liverpool '466' and Bath '53' numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, showing 'A' blind with extended serif. Cat.625+. New!

150.00

RP:C8:12879
RP:12879
33

C8(5)

36

DF

A SUPERB USED single in a MOST UNUSUAL VERY PALE ORANGE-BROWN shade (similar to early pre-fire C9 Transitional shades, but on well-blued paper), PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low right and high left. Cat.60+. New!

20.00

 

RP:C8:13015
RP:13015
30

C8(2)

36

HJ

A FU+ single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly low, and with one short perf NW, cancelled with a London Inland '10' numeral. Lower W weak, and 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.45. New!

8.50

 

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:C8:12783
RP:12783
32

C8(4)

36

MF

A VFU single in a DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. E margin narrow, blur upper E, large 'M', and 'F' misplaced high right. Cat.55+. 13.50

 

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.510+. New!

135.00

 

RP:C8:C9:13234
RP:13234
29/-

C8/C9(4)

36

OF

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, in a Red-brown shade on blued, and a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE on unblued paper, both slightly off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with an English Provincial and Bridlington Quay '126' numerals. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur over the 'O', and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.92+. New!

22.50

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. New!

11.50

 

RP:C8:13019
RP:13019
29

C8

37

KH

A FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED and with FULL PERFS, but faint horizontal crease, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE GRAVESEND '322' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). CONSTANT VARIETIES: mark over 'K', and mark by 'H' (doubled?); letters misplaced right. Cat.22+. New!

5.00

 

RP:C8:13017
RP:13017
29

C8

37

LC

A FU+ single, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a PLYMOUTH SPOON. A DRY PRINT, and with a gritty inclusion behind the base of the Queen's neck. CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur SE (not noted Tonna, but clearly visible on Imprimatur photo). Also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.22+. New!

4.50

 

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+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:13021
RP:13021
29

C8

37

PJ

A FU+ single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, but weak corner perf SW, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Bath '53' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur round 'J' (not noted Tonna, but clearly visible on Imprimatur photo); also letters misplaced high and right respectively. Cat.22+. New!

5.00

 

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:C8:13022
RP:13022
33

C8(5)

38

NK

A VFU single in a STRONG ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'N' misplaced low. Cat.60. New!

15.00

 

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.30+. New!

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.30. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:13025
RP:13025
30

C8(2)

40

CI

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a VERY SCARCE RAMSEY (Isle of Man) '036' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'F' - 'RARE'). Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'I' with extended serif. Cat.45+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C8:13027
RP:13027
33

C8(5)

40

HC

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in an ATTRACTIVE ORANGE-BROWN shade, off-centre high right, and with some perf-tips trimmed, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE WELSH MERTHYR TYDVIL '523' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'H' misplaced right, and 'C'tilted E. Cat.30. New!

8.50

 

RP:C8:13026
RP:13026
29

C8

40

HI

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NE corner frame-line extending E (slight), lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw,, and 'H' misplaced right. Cat.30. New!

8.50

 

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:C8:13030
RP:13030
30

C8(2)

42

AB

A FU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly left and with FULL PERFS, but slight scuff damage SW, cancelled with an EDINBURGH ROLLER. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing letters misplaced low and right respectively, the 'B' with extended serif. Cat.45+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:12790
RP:12790
30

C8(2)

42

FH

A FU+ single in a BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but tiny marginal nick N, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.45+. 8.50

 

RP:C8:13029
RP:13029
29

C8

42

KB

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'K' misplaced high with all serifs meeting. Cat.25. New!

5.50

 

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.25. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:13047
RP:13047
33

C8(5)

43

BK

A FU single in a MOST UNUSUAL VERY PALE ORANGE-BROWN shade (similar to the YELLOW-BROWN of the earlier C1s), off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.60+. New!

11.50

 

C:C8:1665
C:1665
-
*

C8va

43

DH

1856 1d Red-brown, a VFU single on VERY FAINTLY BLUED paper (so contrary to appearance and date, sadly NOT a C8A!), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat clean IRISH ENTIRE LETTER Derry to Ballymoney on 7 November 1856, cancelled with TWO strikes of a DERRY SPOON (English type). Blur NW, lower E framebreak, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.50++. New!

8.50

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:C8:13052
RP:13052
29

C8

43

JK-JL

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with fragments of London Inland numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'JL'. 'JK': 'K' tilted W, and 'JL': letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.54+. New!

13.50

 

RP:C8:C10:12782
RP:12782
29/40

C8/C10

43

KG

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, the C8 VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland numeral, and the C10 on a small DATED PIECE of 19 August 1858, cancelled with a Hereford '357' duplex, both with almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, NE corner frame-line extending E, and 'K' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.45+. 12.50

 

RP:C8:13048
RP:13048
29

C8

43

KI

A FU+ single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a SCARCE GUERNSEY '324' numeral. SW corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.27+. New!

7.50

 

RP:C8:13049
RP:13049
29

C8

43

LI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark below the 'L'; also blurs SE, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.28+. New!

7.50

 

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.400+. New!

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.27. 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:C8:13053
RP:13053
29

C8

44

TE

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a hint of BROWN-ROSE, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Torrington (Devon) '806' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'T' misplaced far to the right. Cat.27+. New!

6.50

 

RP:C8:13059
RP:13059
29

C8

45

GE

Ex STATHAM, a FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a RARE LONDON DISTRICT '71' numeral (Parmenter Type 71D5 - RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on toe of 'E'; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced right. Cat.45++. New!

15.00

 

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.45. New!

11.50

 

RP:C8:10455
RP:10455
29

C8

46

EJ

A VFU single from this SCARCE 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 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.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 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.480++. 100.00

 

RP:C8:13063
RP:13063
32

C8(4)

46

HC-HD

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, in a LOVELY example of the DIFFICULT BROWN-ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with London Inland '11' numerals. Lower E frame-break, and 'C' misplaced far to the right. Cat.160+. New!

50.00

 

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.80+. 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.80+. 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.160+. 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.80. 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.80. New!

17.50

 

RP:C8:C9:C10:13236
RP:13236
29/-/40

C8/C9(1)/C10

47

EH

A F-VFU SCARCE MATCHED TRIO from this SCARCE C8 plate, in a Red-brown shade on blued, a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade on unblued paper, and a Rose-red on White paper. All are tolerably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (except one or two 'nibbled' on the C10), cancelled respectively with an Eastbourne '271' numeral, an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and an English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, blur NW, and 'E' tilted E. Cat.268+. New!

60.00

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