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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'):

I am delighted to see that the new edition (2021) of the SG Specialised Catalogue Vol I Part I, now primarily treating Line-engraved issues, has at last got to grips with these difficult issues!

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. In early 1856 Plates 23-26, 28 and 30 were so affected, and then in late 1856 and early 1857, Plates 27, 31, 33-38, 40 and 42-46 appear on white paper. Plates 47 and 48 have now been 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);


The C9 shades are now correctly classified in two groups, the first consisting of what are best termed the 'Pre-fire' shades: C9(1) Orange-brown, C9(2) Red-orange, C9(3) Pale Red, C9(4) Bright Red (formerly listed in error by SG as 'C10(1) - March 1857'), and C9(5) Dull Red appeared in February and March 1857, printed at Perkins Bacon's Whitefriars Fleet Street premises. Plates 27, 31, 33-38, 40 and 42-48 were at press during this period.The new 'Bright Red' shade is closely related to the other pre-fire shades, with no 'Rose-red' in it, the true 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.


The C9A shades: 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 (C9A(1)) appeared, giving rise to complaints by the authorities of 'thin and gritty' ink. During the middle of the Savoy Street period, slightly deeper shades appeared (C9A(2) Rose), which are very similar to some pre-fire Pale and Dull Red shades, though lacking the faint orange ingredient. Plates 27, 31, 34, 36-38, 40, 43, 44, 47, and 49-55 were used at Savoy Street. Stamps from plates other than these in 'Pale Rose' shades are probably from printings in the early 1860s, approaching the 1863 Pale Rose-pink, and will usually be found to have the Type II Large Crown watermark - an important distinguishing feature. If not, later postmarks may help to determine these difficult 'wanderers'!


Towards the end of the Savoy Street period, around 26 June 1857, the true 'Rose-red' shades (including a rich Deep Rose-red) appeared, but these are indistingishable from the shades produced on the return to Fleet Street in July 1857, and can only be definitely identified from dated pieces or covers used prior to 21 August 1857 (a Saturday). The current earliest date of use known of a plate not at press until the return to Fleet Street (Plates 56 onwards) is Plate 57, used on 25 August 1857 (a Wednesday), which is exactly 6 weeks after the plate was put to press (14 July 1857). This seems from evidence currently available to be the usual minimum gap between PTP and EDU. Such definite Savoy Street printings are now legitimately regarded as C9s for historical reasons, and are listed as C9A(3).


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)
SG-, SPEC.C9 and C9A SHADES (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Transitional Printings on Unblued Paper)
C:C9A:1639
C:1639
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C9A(1)

27

GC

A VFU single from this SCARCER Transitional plate, in an early Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on small empty envelope (torn at left) Lewes to London on 9 May 1857, cancelled with a Lewes '451' SWD (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). 'G' misplaced right. Cat.140+. New!

40.00

RP:C9:13246
RP:13246
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C9(1)

31

IG

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat GOSPORT '320' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). A MISSING IMPRIMATUR showing 'I' misplaced right and tilted E. Cat.250+. 65.00
RP:C9:12960
RP:12960
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C9(1)

34

RJ

A FU+ single, in a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS (one or two slightly 'nibbled'), cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. E frame-line blurred, and letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.250. 55.00
C:C9:J51:1653
C:1653
-/66
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C9(2)/J51

35

AJ

1857 1d Transitional Red-orange on Unblued paper/4d Rose Large Garter on White Paper, a FU+ SCARCE MIXED FRANKING, with a single from this SCARCE Transitional plate, in the SCARCER PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, accompanied by a 4d Rose Surface-printed SG66, both slightly off-centre, but with FULL PERFS, on flimsy empty WRAPPER London to PARIS on 25 April 1857, cancelled with SCARCE LONDON 'W2' numerals (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'Scarce'). 'CALAIS' and 'P.D' (Paid to Destination) transit stamps alongside, and London despatch and Paris arrival datestamps on obverse. The C9 a MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low. A SCARCE cover... Cat.435++. New!

120.00

RP:C9:12118
RP:12118
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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:C9A:12422
RP:12422
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C9A(1)c

37

BI

A FU single, in an early 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+. 35.00
RP:C9:12963
RP:12963
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C9(1)

37

DA

A FU single in a SCARCE PRE-FIRE PALE ORANGE-BROWN shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, but with minor perf faults NW, lightly cancelled with a London District '77' duplex. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.250. 45.00

 

RP:C9A:12421
RP:12421
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C9A(1)

37

NK

A FU single, in an early SAVOY STREET VERY 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.50+. 10.00
RP:C9:9754
RP:9754
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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

 

C:C9A:1739
C:1739
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C9A(1)

38

NC

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a FU single, in an early Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred somewhat high left, but with FULL PERFS, on clean neatly folded entire letter (to simulate an envelope - unusual) London to Pwllheli on 25 May 1857, cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. 'TOO LATE G.P.O.' on front. Lower E frame-break, and E margin very wide. Cat.140+. New!

27.50

RP:C9A:12424
RP:12424
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C9A(1)

38

OG

A FU+ single, in an early 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.50+. 12.50
RP:C9A:12385
RP:12385
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C9A(1)

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. 95.00
RP:C9:12975
RP:12975
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C9(1)

40

MB

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a FINE SCARCE PRE-FIRE ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edenbridge (Kent) '967' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Lower E frame-break, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.450+. 120.00

 

RP:C9:11687
RP:11687

MW CERT
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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
RP:C9A:12974
RP:12974
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C9A(1)

43

JE

A FU single, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre left, and with perf-tips trimmed SE, lightly cancelled with a neat Glasgow '159' numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'J' misplaced low right. Cat.50. 12.50

 

RP:C9A:12429
RP:12429
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C9A(1)

43

QD

A FU single, in an early 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.50+. 12.50
C:C9:1740
C:1740
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C9(2)

44

JI

1857 1d Transitional Red-orange on Unblued paper, a FU single, in a SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, but faint horizontal filing bends, on clean entire letter London to Bradford (Wilts) on 2 April 1857, cancelled with a London Inland '28' numeral. Lower E frame-break, and 'J' misplaced left. Cat.200++ (for shade OFF COVER). New!

65.00

C:C9A:1741
C:1741
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C9A(2)

44

KK

1857 1d Transitional Rose on Unblued paper, a FU+ single, in a mid-period Savoy Street ROSE shade, centred somewhat high right, but with FULL PERFS, on clean entire letter London to Bradford (Wilts) on 15 June 1857, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. W 'K' misplaced right, and E 'K' tilted W, both with serifs joined. Cat.140++ (for cheapest shade on cover). New!

35.00

C:C9A:1738
C:1738
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C9A(1)

44

NC-OC

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a FU SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR, in a Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred somewhat high left, but with FULL PERFS, on long scruffy incomplete empty envelope London to Bristol on 4 June 1857, cancelled with a VERY RARE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numeral, Parmenter Type 47D RARITY 'GPO' - known from 'PROOF BOOK ONLY'. Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.280++. New!

85.00

RP:C9A:13323
RP:13323
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C9A(1)

44

OB

A FU+ single, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a St Helens '679' numeral. Lower e frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.50. 11.50
C:C9A:1742
C:1742
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C9A(2)

44

PF

1857 1d Transitional Rose on Unblued paper, a FU+ single, in a mid-period Savoy Street ROSE shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on entire letter London to Bradford (Wilts) on 9 July 1857, cancelled with a London Inland '44' numeral. Lower E frame-break, and 'P' with large loop. Cat.140++ (for cheapest shade on cover). New!

35.00

RP:C9:10878
RP:10878
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C9(3)ya

45

BL

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (this 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.300+. 75.00
RP:C9:13326
RP:13326
-/36

C9(3)/C11

45

FG

A G-VFU+ VERY RARE MATCHED PAIR from this RARE C9 and VERY RARE C11 plate, in PRE-FIRE PALE RED and Rose-red shades, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS (one or two very minor faults), but the C9 with a small closed vertical tear through 'P' of 'POSTAGE', cancelled with English and London numerals, showing COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD on the C11. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'G' misplaced right, with both letters tilted E. Cat.1000+. 285.00
RP:C9:13947
RP:13947
38

C9(3)

45

HB

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (this plate not at press at Savoy Street after the fire), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat messily cancelled with an IRISH numeral. Letters misplaced high right and right. Cat.300+. New!

65.00

RP:C9:13259
RP:13259
38

C9(3)

46

AC

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an UNUSUALLY LIGHT PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (this plate not at press at Savoy Street), WELL-CENTRED, with one short perf NE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Leicester '447' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and slightly SHORT STAMP, showing CONSTANT VARIETIES: dot in 'C', and blur SE; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'C' misplaced right. Cat.250+. 57.50
RP:C9:13863
RP:13863
32/38

C8(4)/C9(3)

46

AG

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

75.00

RP:C9A:13261
RP:13261
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C9A(1)

47

AB

A VFU single, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf S, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing CONSTANT VARIETY: 'B' recut (and misplaced right); also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'A' misplaced low. Cat.80+. 20.00
RP:C9A:C10:13601
RP:13601
-/40

C9A(1)/C10

47

AK

A VFU/FU MATCHED PAIR, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade and a Rose-red on White paper, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, but the C10 with a faint diagonal crease, cancelled respectively with a Derby '242' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, and a London Inland '20' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing lower E frame-break, and 'K' misplaced right and sloping W. Cat.88+. 20.00
RP:C9A:C10:13599
RP:13599
-/40

C9A(1)/C10

47

BF

A VFU MATCHED PAIR, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade and a Rose-red on White paper, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with an English Provincial numeral and a Margate '506' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs SW; also lower E frame-break, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.88+. 22.50
RP:C9A:12441
RP:12441
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C9A(1)

47

DA

A VFU single, in an early 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.80. 20.00
RP:C9:13606
RP:13606
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C9(2)

47

JF

A FU single in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred somewhat right, and with a couple of perf-tips trimmed SW, cancelled with a London District '78' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.200+. 45.00
RP:C9A:12886
RP:12886
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C9A(1)

47

LB

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Windsor '890' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E frame-break, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.80. 20.00
RP:C9:7441
RP:7441
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C9(2)

48

GA

A FINE RARE UNUSED single from this SCARCE plate, in a SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade (this plate not at press at Savoy Street), 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:C9A:10241
RP:10241
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C9A(1)

49

BB-BD

A F-VFU RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early 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.900++. 275.00
RP:C9A:C10:13237
RP:13237
-/40

C9A(1)/C10

49

BL

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE C9 plate, in a nice early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade on unblued paper, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral, MATCHED with a FU Rose-red on White paper, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Manchester '498' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur below the 'L'; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low right, with the 'B' tilted E. Cat.308+. 80.00
C:C9A:1733
C:1733

RPS CERT
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C9A(1)

49

DG

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a G-FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS (small 'scuff' centre S), on clean empty envelope Macclesfield to Congleton on 29 May 1857, cancelled with a Macclesfield '491' numeral. E margin narrow and blurred, and 'G' misplaced right. RPS Certificate. Cat.300++ (as single OFF-COVER). New!

65.00

C:C9A:1732
C:1732

RPS CERT
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C9A(1)

49

GH

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS (slight toning NE), on clean empty envelope London to Liverpool on 26 June 1857, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Lower E frame-break, and 'G' misplaced right. RPS Certificate. Cat.300++ (as single OFF-COVER). New!

95.00

RP:C9A:13266
RP:13266
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C9A(1)

49

HF

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '78' duplex. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur SE (faint); also letters misplaced right and high right, with the 'H' tilted W. Cat.300+. 95.00
RP:C9A:13265
RP:13265
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C9A(1)

49

IC

A GU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre low right, with FULL PERFS, rather enthusiastically cancelled with a London Inland '42' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round 'C'; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'I' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.300+. 35.00
C:C9A:1269
C:1269

RPS CERT
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C9A(1)

49

IH-II

A VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early 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.600++ (for two SINGLES OFF COVER). 325.00
RP:C9A:9848
RP:9848
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C9A(1)

49

JI

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early 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.300+. 65.00
RP:C9A:9851
RP:9851
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C9A(1)

49

NF

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early 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.300+. 65.00
RP:C9A:12674
RP:12674
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C9A(1)

49

NG

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, on a neat small DATED PIECE of 25 JULY 1857, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round 'G'; also base-line weak below 'PE', and letters misplaced low left and high right. Cat.300++. 95.00
C:C9A:1364
C:1364
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C9A(2)

49

OI,OJ

Two FU+ singles from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a mid-period SAVOY STREET ROSE 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.600++ (SG price for two singles OFF COVER). 250.00
RP:C9A:12404
RP:12404
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C9A(1)

49

SI

Ex TONNA, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early 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.300+. 75.00
RP:C9A:13267
RP:13267
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C9A(1)

49

TF

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, but with rounded perfs SE and SW, cancelled with a neat RARE KINGSTON '422' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). CONSTANT VARIETY: marks in 'P' and 'S' of 'POSTAGE'; also lower E frame-break, and 'F' misplaced high left'. Cat.300+. 75.00
RP:C9A:13270
RP:13270
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C9A(1)

52

HA

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a RARE early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Bedford '61' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). CONSTANT VARIETY: marks on 'A'; also NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters tilted W. Cat.500+. 125.00

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