GB 1d Red Die II Plate 16

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Plate 16[edit]

  • Put to Press Date: 15 May 1855
  • Destroyed: 22 June 1857
  • SHeets Printed: Estimated to be 40,000
  • Constant Plate characteristics:
    • Alph II
    • Watermark Small Crown and Large Crown.
    • Perforation 14 ONLY
    • SC14 being rarest type
    • Fresh Entries on NG OE and TD
    • North West corner often weak, later printings show some weakness in the POSTAGE and North East square.
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]

Small dot below the South West corner of the B square
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A square punched out to the side due to A being punched to close at right
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NE star corner has a blurr in the West
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Numerous small dots in the North West Square in the upper right. Burr rubb affecting ONE and P of value. The bottom frameline has been recut by hand and strengthened. Base of ONE has been 'flattened' in doing so
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Small dot below the South West corner of the G square
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B Row[edit]

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Numerous small dots above the top frameline
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Burr rub through ONE and P of value, baseline recut by hand resulting in the base of ONE being reduced.
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C Row[edit]

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Dot on shoulder and large dot next to the upper arm of the E to its right.
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Burr rub through ONE PENNY
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A of Postage has a small diagonal mark above it in the margin
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D Row[edit]

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S of Postage has a small upright mark in the top loop at left
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Burr rub through Postage and North West star
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Large dot attached to margin to left of P of POSTAGE
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Dot below the South West corner of the B square
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E Row[edit]

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Small dot below the South West corner of the B square
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Small dot inside the South West corner of the H square
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Small dot below the South West corner of the I square. Small vertical scratch attached to the baseline of the South West corner.
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F Row[edit]

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Burr rub through POSTAGE. Small dot in the margin below the South West corner of the K square
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G Row[edit]

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First G is larger possible recut second G is left and central
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H Row[edit]

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Small dots and small horizontal scratch inside the H square at the top
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Small dot below the South West corner of the G square
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Small dot below the South West corner of the J square
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I Row[edit]

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Small dot below the South West corner of the G square
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Small dot in front of the first I
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Small dot below the South West corner of the K square
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J Row[edit]

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Large mark in hair below the base of the crown North East of the eye
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K Row[edit]

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Small dot below the South West corner of the K square
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Small dot close to the North West corner of the J square
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L Row[edit]

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D is wider than the other D's on the plate due to a different punch being used.
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J incorrectly punched and faint
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M Row[edit]

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B is larger than normal due to a different punch used
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D is wider than normal due to a different punch used
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Small scratch above right of M square
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South West corner of the M square has a blur in it running upwards
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Small dot below the South West corner of the K square
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N Row[edit]

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D is wider than normal due to a different punch used
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Both N and E punched too light and are very faint
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Co-incident re-entry position. Resulting in N being faint due to pushing up of the metal around it and the G has had to have been recut resulting in it looking larger than normal
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O Row[edit]

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Small vertical scratch in O square at its North West corner. Punch used for B is different to the normal for the plate showing it to be larger than expected
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Thin diagonal scratch across the front base of the bust
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Fresh Entry - marks in the south margin below value. Most notable below ONE and NNY
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G has been recut by hand making it larger than expected
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P Row[edit]

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Different punch used for B with it being larger than normal for the plate
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Loop of P has been enlarged by hand H is very faint due to incorrect punch pressure
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Bottom frameline extends to the West
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Dot below the South West corner of the P square
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Q Row[edit]

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G has been recut by hand enlarging it
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R Row[edit]

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Small dot below the South West corner of the R square
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S Row[edit]

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c frameline is weak in the South South East
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Mark inside the South West corner of the S square
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Dot below the South West corner of the S square
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T Row[edit]

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Framelines on the North East square are weak
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Framelines of the North East square are weak and frameline above POSTAGE is weak/thinned
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Fresh Entry - affecting Postage and ONE PENNY as well as all squares. T and D both thinned by the process
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Dot below the South West corner of the G square
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Dot below the South East corner of the T square
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Dot below the South West corner of the T square
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North West star square showing weakness in its framelines
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