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1856-57 1d Red Transitional Issues (SG37/C8A, C9 and blotched).

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NOTES: 1: The most recent research into this period, primarily by Mike Williams and David Slattery, but with contributions from other experts, has established that the 'Transitional' issues can be loosely broken down into three groups, all printed on UNBLUED paper (paper is not necessarily 'toned', and not usually 'thicker'). C8A, the Red-brown on 'White' paper shades, occurred both in early and late 1856, and may be found used as late as early 1857 - the use of unblued paper at these times being almost certainly entirely accidental. In effect, this should be regarded more as a 'variety' than an 'issue' as such. Plates 47 and 48 should be removed from SG's list of plates known with this variety, as they were put to press too late to be so affected (stamps said to be C8As from these plates should be re-examined, as they are either misplated, or very faintly blued). C9 shades fall into two groups, the first consisting of what can best be called the 'Pre-fire' shades: C9(1) Orange-brown, C9(2) Red-orange, C9(3) Pale Red, and the so-called 'Bright Rose-red' (currently listed in error by SG as 'C10(1) - March 1857') shades appeared in February and March 1857, printed at Perkins Bacon's Whitefriars Fleet Street premises. The 'Bright Rose-red' shade should more accurately be described as 'Bright Red', as it is closely related to the other three pre-fire shades (see examples below), and there is no 'Rose-red' in it, the Rose-red shades not appearing until July. The unblued paper arose as a result of changes in the chemical ingredients of the ink, which were probably not designed to reduce the blueing - there is no evidence to suggest that the removal of the blueing was as a result of any deliberate attempt to achieve this effect. Then in mid-March 1857, Perkins Bacon's premises suffered a major fire, as a result of which much of the prepared stock of stamps (and ink ingredients) was destroyed. The printing operation moved to temporary premises in Savoy Street, at which time, as a result of the use of a temporary 'make do' mix of ink ingredients, the Pale Rose shades (C9(4)) appeared, giving rise to complaints by the authorities of 'thin and gritty' ink. During the middle of the Savoy Street period, deeper shades appeared, which are very similar to some pre-fire Pale Red shades (though lacking the faint orange ingredient), and can legitimately be classified as C9(3). Towards the end of the Savoy Street period, the true 'Rose-red' shades appeared, but these are indistingishable from the shades produced on the return to Fleet Street, and can only be definitely identified from dated pieces or covers used prior to 31 August 1857. Some examples can be found on the 1d Red 'Stars' Covers page. I believe that these definite Savoy Street printings can legitimately be regarded as C9s for historical reasons. It is to be hoped that, in the fullness of time, a revision of the listings of this fascinating group will be undertaken by SG in the Specialised catalogue, as at this time it is more confusing than enlightening!


2: 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
SG37, SPEC.C8A (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Red-brown on White Paper)
C:C8A:1276
C:1276

RPS CERT
37
*

C8A

38

GH

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE 'issue', in a shade closer to BRICK-RED than Red-brown, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper London to Hull on 19 NOVEMBER 1856, cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral, with the dated London despatch and Hull arrival stamps on the obverse. Letters tilted E. RPS CERTIFICATE. (See also C:C8A:1275 below, from the same correspondence, the same plate, in the same shade, and probably from the same sheet.) Cat.1100+. 395.00
C:C8A:1275
C:1275

RPS CERT
37
*

C8A

38

HG

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE 'issue', in a shade closer to BRICK-RED than Red-brown, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper London to Hull on 19 NOVEMBER 1856, cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral, with the dated London despatch and Hull arrival stamps on the obverse. Blur SE, and letters tilted E. RPS CERTIFICATE. (See also C:C8A:1276 above, from the same correspondence, the same plate, in the same shade, and probably from the same sheet.) Cat.1100+. 395.00
RP:C8A:11515
RP:11515
37

C8A

43

PG

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE 'issue', off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.375+. 65.00
RP:C9:12433
RP:12433
-

C9(var)

46

QD

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade on the EARLY TRANSITIONAL 'Toned/Blotched Blue' paper, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '79' duplex. Lower E frame-break. Cat.80+. New!

18.50

SG-, SPEC.C9 SHADES (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Transitional Printings on Unblued Paper)
RP:C9:11427
RP:11427
-

C9(4)

27

BD-BE

A F-VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS (one or two very minor perf faults), neatly cancelled with two part Bradford '107' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES, with 4 JULY 1857 CDS. Half of the famous 'AD-BD' MAJOR RE-ENTRY. Cat.280+. 55.00
RP:C9:12407
RP:12407
-

C9(4)

27

CH-CI

A G-FU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, but some creasing NE of 'CI', neatly cancelled with a Torquay '805' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX dated 7 SEPTEMBER 1857. CONSTANT VARIETY 'CI': mark in 'O' of 'POSTAGE'. Cat.160+. New!

25.00

RP:C9:12409
RP:12409
-

C9(4)

27

MA

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '78' duplex. Large 'M' tilted E, and 'A' misplaced low right. Cat.80. New!

20.00

RP:C9:12406
RP:12406
-

C9(4)

27

PE

Ex TONNA, a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a RARE UPPER CLEVEDON '017' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). An example of the 'THIN & GRITTY' ink complained about by contemporary authorities. Cat.80+. New!

30.00

RP:C9:12408
RP:12408
-

C9(4)

27

TJ

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Stourbridge '750' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.80. New!

20.00

RP:C9:12411
RP:12411
-

C9(1)

31

EB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a LOVELY SCARCE PRE-FIRE PALE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'E' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.170+. New!

40.00

RP:C9:11517
RP:11517
-

C9(2)

31

ED

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE STRONG example of the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a BIRMINGHAM SPOON. Blur outside NE, and letters misplaced right. Cat.200+. 48.50
RP:C9:11761
RP:11761
-

C9(2)

31

KA

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-RED shade, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '78' duplex. GOTHIC 'K' misplaced right, and 'A' blind. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C9:12491
RP:12491
-

C9(4)

31

QC

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred rather low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a BELFAST SPOON. NW corner frame-line extending W, and 'C' misplaced low and tilted E. Cat.80+. New!

18.50

RP:C9:12413
RP:12413
-

C9(4)

33

SJ

A GU+ single from this SCARCE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but small surface scuff centre N, lightly cancelled with a Plymouth '620' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Upper E blurred, and 'S' misplaced low. Cat.110. New!

15.00

 

RP:C9:12414
RP:12414
-

C9(4)

34

EK

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'E' sloping downwards to the right, and 'K' with extended serif. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C9:12418
RP:12418
-

C9(4)

34

IB,KB

Two FU singles in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, both off-centre left (probably from the same sheet), both with FULL PERFS, on a small DATED PIECE of 30 JULY 1857, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE BURTON-ON-TRENT '152' SPOON. E margin narrow, 'K' lower serifs meet, and 'B's misplaced right. Cat.140+. New!

35.00

RP:C8:C9:12416
RP:12416
29/-

C8/C9(4)

34

LJ

Both ex WIGGINS, a G-FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, in Red-brown on blued paper and SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shades, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but one or two minor perf faults, cancelled with English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'L' misplaced low right, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.92+. New!

18.50

 

RP:C8:C9:12510
RP:12510
30/-

C8(2)/C9(var)

34

PI

Both ex WIGGINS, a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, in the SCARCER BRICK-RED on blued, and a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE PALE ROSE on TONED/BLOTCHED BLUE paper, both WELL-CENTRED and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a 'CASTLE STREET' SCOTS LOCAL and a LATE USE STANHOPE (Durham) '81' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). Cat.125+. New!

40.00

 

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+. New!

65.00

 

RP:C8:C9:C10:12405
RP:12405
29/-/40

C8/C9(3)/C10

34

QI

The C8 and C10 ex WIGGINS, a FU+-VFU SCARCE MATCHED TRIO, in Red-brown on blued paper, a PRE-FIRE PALE RED, and a Rose-red on White paper, reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with London Inland '13', English Provincial, and Scots Montrose '251' numerals. 'I' misplaced right. Cat.110+. New!

27.50

 

RP:C9:12118
RP:12118
-

C9(3)

35

KH

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Keith Hall '194' numeral. Letters misplaced high right. Cat.225. 55.00

 

RP:C9:12420
RP:12420
-

C9(2)

36

DJ

A GU+ single in a FINE example of the SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-RED shade, off-centre low left, and with corner perf-tip trimmed NW, cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur over 'D'; also 'D' misplaced right, and 'J' with weak serif tiled W. Cat.200+. New!

25.00

RP:C9.C10:9635
RP:9635
-/40

C9(4)/C10

36

GD

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C9 in a nice SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre high left, the C10 centred slightly low, but both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with an IRISH SPOON dated JULY 1857, and with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the C10. Top of 'D' thin. Cat.95+. 22.50

 

RP:C9:12422
RP:12422
-

C9(4)c

37

BI

A FU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, heavily cancelled with a neat London Inland '16' numeral. FINE MAJOR RE-ENTRY. Cat.200+. New!

35.00

RP:C9:11041
RP:11041
-

C9(2)

37

EF

A VFU single in a LOVELY SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Lower E frame-break, and blur outside NW. Cat.200. 50.00

 

RP:C9:11518
RP:11518
-

C9(4)

37

LI

A VFU single in a SAVOY STRET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' duplex. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'L' misplaced right, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.70. 16.50

 

RP:C9:12421
RP:12421
-

C9(4)

37

NK

A FU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but faint diagonal crease, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE LONDON 'W.3' numeral (Dubus Type 1A, Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). An example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' ink complained about by contemporary authorities. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'K' misplaced left with all serifs meeting. Cat.70+. New!

10.00

RP:C9:9754
RP:9754
-

C9(2)

37

QH-RI

A VFU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, on a small DATED PIECE of 21 AUGUST 1857 (a LATEISH USE for this shade), cancelled with Bath '53' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Blurs NW, margin between narrow, and 'R's misplaced low. Cat.800++ (as FOUR SINGLES OFF PIECE). 325.00

 

RP:C9:12423
RP:12423
-

C9(4)

38

CC

A VFU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat VERY SCARCE WELSH BANGOR '47' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F+' - 'RARE'). Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and faint blur round 'C'. Cat.70+. New!

18.50

RP:C9:12425
RP:12425
-

C9(4)

38

CK

A VFU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a HULL SPOON. Lower E frame-break, E margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced left and high respectively. Cat.70+. New!

18.50

RP:C9:12398
RP:12398
-

C9(4)

38

CL

A VFU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat RARE BISHOP'S STORTFORD '83' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.70+. New!

25.00

RP:C9:12424
RP:12424
-

C9(4)

38

OG

A FU+ single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Chipping Norton '195' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'G'; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and E margin narrow and blurred. Cat.70+. New!

15.00

RP:C9:11685
RP:11685

MW CERT
-

C9(1)

40

ED

A FU single from this RARE plate, in a LOVELY STRONG PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, but tiny surface scuff centre W, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE WELSH MERTHYR TYDVIL '523' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Type II Original - Barton Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Lower E frame-break, and 'D' misplaced low right. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.450. 95.00
RP:C9:11808
RP:11808
-

C9(4)

40

HK

A SUPERB USED single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD within. 'K' tilted W. Cat.450. 165.00
RP:C9:11035
RP:11035
-

C9(4)

40

JD

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a VERY SCARCE SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, on a neat DATED PIECE of 16 APRIL 1857, lightly cancelled with a neat HULL SPOON (Type 'D', Code 'E'). Plate 40 was only at press for a couple of weeks at Savoy Street, and I am advised that the earliest known use for the plate from Savoy Street printings is currently 14 April 1857, which makes this a very early use indeed. Lower E frame-break, and 'D' misplaced low right. Cat.450+. 125.00
RP:C9:12385
RP:12385
-

C9(4)

40

KG

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Hereford '357' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break. Cat.450. New!

95.00

RP:C9:11687
RP:11687

MW CERT
-

C9(3)

40

MH

A FU single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, but one slightly scuffed perf centre S, cancelled with a London Inland '28' numeral. Lower E frame-break. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.450. 90.00
C:C9:1370
C:1370

RPS CERT
-
*

C9(4)

40

NH

A VFU single from this RARE PLATE, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on an empty wrapper Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Sunderland on 14 July 1857, neatly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Sunderland arrival stamp on obverse (same day!). A good example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' INK complained about by contemporary authorities. CONSTANT VARIETY: small vertical scratch in top left of 'H' square. Also lower E frame-break and 'H' misplaced right. RPS CERTIFICATE. Cat.450++ (for single OFF COVER). New!

225.00

RP:C9:12489
RP:12489
-

C9(1)

40

OI

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a strong SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot at top left of 'I', blurs W, and letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.450+. New!

125.00

 

RP:C9:9844
RP:9844
-

C9(3)

40

PK

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Campden '76' numeral. Lower E frame-break, 'P' misplaced right, and 'K' with bottom serifs meeting tilted W. Cat.450. 95.00
RP:C9:10417
RP:10417
-

C9(2)

40

SI

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Heavy blur E. Cat.450. 100.00
RP:C9:12428
RP:12428
-

C9(4)

43

BI

A VFU single, in a VERY PALE SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled low right with a London District '74' duplex, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. An example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' ink complained about by contemporary authorities. Lower E frame-break, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.70+. New!

18.50

RP:C9:11046
RP:11046
-

C9(2)va

43

ID

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, on neat DATED PIECE of 8 JUNE 1857, cancelled with a BIRMINGHAM SPOON (an EARLY use of the SCARCER Type B1 recut). Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced right. Cat.200+. 60.00

 

RP:C9:12429
RP:12429
-

C9(4)

43

QD

A FU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but messily cancelled with a smudged GRANTHAM '321' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.70+. New!

12.50

RP:C9:12426
RP:12426
-

C9(4)

43

QG

A VFU single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Brighton '132' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, blur SW, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C9:12427
RP:12427
-

C9(4)

43

QG

A FU+ single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London 'S.E.9' numeral. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.70+. New!

12.50

RP:C9:12431
RP:12431
-

C9(4)

44

JB

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '74' duplex. Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C9:12386
RP:12386
-

C9(4)

44

MG

A FU+ single, in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and SW weak. Cat.70. New!

15.00

RP:C9:12432
RP:12432
-

C9(4)

44

MK

Ex TONNA, a VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SW; also 'K' tilted W with lower serifs meeting. Cat.70+. New!

18.50

RP:C9:10878
RP:10878
-

C9(3)ya

45

BL

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (plate not at press at Savoy Street), centred a whisker high, with one perf-tip trimmed at SW corner, neatly cancelled with an 'INDIA STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced right and high left. Cat.400+. 95.00
RP:C9:11809
RP:11809
-

C9(3)

45

KF

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (this plate not at press at Savoy Street), centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, on small irregular piece, cancelled with a large part 'QUEEN STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. 'K' misplaced slightly right, with top serifs meeting. Cat.400+. 95.00
RP:C9:12437
RP:12437
-

C9(4)

47

CK

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a RARE WORKSOP '922' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). (NOTE: this canceller was issued from the GPO on 18 June 1857, right at the end of the Savoy Street period, and is thus an extremely early use - Parmenter records it as first used in March 1858.) NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced high right and tilted E. Cat.70+. New!

25.00

RP:C9:12441
RP:12441
-

C9(4)

47

DA

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced to centre, with the 'A' nearly blind. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C9:C10:12403
RP:12403
-/40

C9(4)/C10(6)

47

DI

A FU+ INTERESTING MATCHED PAIR, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade and the LATE SCARCE PALE ROSE-PINK shade, both centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with Wigan '878' and IRISH ENNISWORTHY '212' numerals. Watermarks LARGE CROWN I & II respectively. CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks and blurs SE and SW; also lower E frame-break. Good reference for these DIFFICULT shades! Cat.125+. New!

35.00

RP:C9:12435
RP:12435
-

C9(4)

47

DL

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '72' duplex. 'D' misplaced right. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C9:12442
RP:12442
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C9(3)

47

EK

A VFU single, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (UNUSUAL on later plates), centred rather low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Stourbridge '750' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C9:12443
RP:12443
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C9(4)ya

47

FD

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a part SCOTS LOCAL. An example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' ink complained about by contemporary authorities. CONSTANT vARIETY: horizontal scratch SW (faint); also lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced high and low respectively. Cat.70+. New!

18.50

C:C9:1452
C:1452
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C9(2)

47

HK

A SUPERB USED single in a LOVELY SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty York local envelope of 13 May 1857, cancelled with a FINE neat YORK SPOON (original type, Code 'D'). CONSTANT VARIETY: small vertical scratch in top right of SW corner. Cat.200++ (as single of this shade OFF COVER). New!

100.00

RP:C9:12439
RP:12439
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C9(4)

47

LC

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced low right and high left, with the 'L' tilted W. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C9:12440
RP:12440
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C9(4)

47

MD

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Nottingham '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'D' misplaced low right. Cat.70. New!

17.50

RP:C9:12436
RP:12436
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C9(4)

47

RE

A VFU single, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT vARIETY: blur SE; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'R' misplaced low left. Cat.70+. New!

18.50

RP:C9:7441
RP:7441
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C9(2)

48

GA

A FINE RARE UNUSED single from this SCARCE plate, in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, but no gum and a tiny slight thin behind NW corner. Lower E frame-break, 'G' misplaced left, and 'A' tilted W. Cat.800+. 75.00

 

RP:C9:10038
RP:10038
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C9(var)(C10(1))

48

SA

A VF RARE MOUNTED MINT single from this SCARCE plate, in a fine example of the SCARCE PRE-FIRE BRIGHT RED shade ('BRIGHT ROSE-RED' - see notes above), centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, and some original gum. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and base-line weak. Cat.600+. 125.00
RP:C9:10241
RP:10241
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C9(4)

49

BB-BD

A F-VFU RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS except for one missing above NE on 'BC', lightly cancelled with Southampton '723' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES with legible CDS of 8 JUNE 1857. CONSTANT VARIETIES: 'BB': dots above NE; 'BC': marks/blurs NE and SW; 'BD': blurs SE and SW, also lower E frame-break on all three. Cat.1275++. 325.00
C:C9:1366
C:1366
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C9(3)

49

CB

A SUPERB USED single from this RARE PLATE, in a mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade (approaching the later Savoy Street Rose-red shades), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty wrapper London to Hull on 24 July 1857, cancelled high right with a London Inland '20' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETIES: curved blur over 'C', and dots in E segment of NE star. Cat.425++ (SG price for OFF COVER). New!

250.00

RP:C9.C10:10240
RP:10240
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C9(4)/C10

49

CI

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this RARE plate, the C9 in a SAVOY STREET VERY PALE ROSE shade, a good example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' INK complained about by contemporary authorities, both centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Scots Borrowstouness '52' and Hull '383' numerals. The C9 shows MISSING PERF PIN VARIETY 12 (I3) noted by Simpson and Sargent from the Savoy Street period. Lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced left and right. Cat.443++. 110.00
RP:C9:11811
RP:11811
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C9(4)

49

EC

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade (this plate not at press before the fire), PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bath '53' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur below 'C'; also lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.425+. 110.00
C:C9:1374
C:1374
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C9(3)

49

HB

A FU single from this RARE PLATE, in an UNUSUALLY INTENSE mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade (approaching the later Savoy Street Rose-red shades), off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, on clean empty Hull local wrapper of 22 June 1857, cancelled with a FINE HULL SPOON (TYPE 'C' RECUT). Lower E frame-break. Cat.425++ (SG price for basic shade OFF COVER). New!

175.00

C:C9:1269
C:1269

RPS CERT
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C9(4)

49

IH-II

A VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter Bristol to Usk (via Newport, Mon.) on 4 July 1857, neatly cancelled with Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Newport transit and Usk arrival stamps on obverse. 'II':CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs SE and SW. Also lower E frame-breaks and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaws. RPS CERTIFICATE. Cat.850++ (for two SINGLES OFF COVER). 425.00
RP:C9:9848
RP:9848
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C9(4)

49

JI

A FU single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat heavily cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blurs SE. Also lower E frame-break, E margin narrow, and 'J' misplaced right. Cat.425+. 85.00
RP:C9:9851
RP:9851
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C9(4)

49

NF

A FU single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Brighton '132' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A good example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' INK complained about by contemporary authorities. CONSTANT VARIETY: diagonal mark SW from corner of letter-square to below 'O' of 'ONE'. Also lower E frame-break. Cat.425+. 75.00
C:C9:1364
C:1364
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C9(3)

49

OI,OJ

Two FU+ singles from this RARE PLATE, in a mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on clean entire wrapper (probably originally with enclosure in addition to brief note inside) London to Hull on 10 July 1857, cancelled with London Inland '21' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'OJ'. 'OI': CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'O' of 'ONE', right margin narrow; 'OJ': left margin narrow, and also SW corner frame-line extending W visible on 'NJ' above. Cat.850++ (SG price for two singles OFF COVER). New!

350.00

RP:C9:12404
RP:12404
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C9(4)

49

SI

Ex TONNA, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: base-line weak below 'E PE'; also lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.425+. New!

95.00

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