GB 1d Red Die II Plate 12

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Plate 12[edit]

Alcock & Holland Plate 12 Die II Reference collection Ex Barrell
Alcock & Holland Plate 12 Die II Reference collection Ex Barrell
Alcock & Holland Plate 12 Die II Reference collection Ex Barrell
  • Put to Press Date:19 April 1855
  • Destroyed: 8 May 1856
  • Sheets printed: Estimated at 80,000
    • Alphabet II
  • Constant Plate characteristics:
    • All combinations of Small Crown and Large Crown Wmk with both 14 and 16 perforations exists. The rarest being LC 16.


A Row | B Row | C Row | D Row | E Row | F Row | G Row | H Row | I Row | J Row |
K Row | L Row | M Row | N Row | O Row | P Row | Q Row | R Row | S Row | T Row |

A Row[edit]

B Row[edit]

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Large dot below the South West corner of the A square
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Strong vertical line rises from A of POSTAGE into the margin above.
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C Row[edit]

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Small dot below South West corner of the K square
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D Row[edit]

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P of POSTAGE has a small mark in its loop
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K has a large mark obscuring its upper arms
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Two spots on face between nose and ear
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E Row[edit]

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F Row[edit]

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Small dot inside the South West corner of the K square
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Small dot below the South West corner of the L square
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G Row[edit]

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Small dot below the South West corner of the L square
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H Row[edit]

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Large long horizontal scratch extends along the top margin between STA of POSTAGE
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Left leg of H has a small dot attached to it.
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I Row[edit]

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Small dot to the left of the top left serif of the E
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Large mark on the back of the ear
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J Row[edit]

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K Row[edit]

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Dot inside the South West corner of the K square
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Large mark in the South West corner of the first K square
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L Row[edit]

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Large dot in the margin above E of POSTAGE
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Small dot below the South West corner of the K square
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M Row[edit]

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Two dots one above each other in front of the J immediately above the foot
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N Row[edit]

Small dot in margin below the South West corner of the N square. Also small vertical scratch attached to the b frameline almost touching the left foot of the N
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O Row[edit]

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P Row[edit]

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Both P and J have been re-cut by hand giving the P an enlarged loop and the J appears slightly flat at base
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Q Row[edit]

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Large dot inside the Q square left of the North East corner not quite touching the frameline
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Dot inside J square near its North West corner. NNE frameline is faint in the NE star
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R Row[edit]

S Row[edit]

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Small dot in margin below the South West corner of the S square
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T Row[edit]

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Small dot in margin above O of POSTAGE
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Dot in margin below South West corner of the T square
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