GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31

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Plate 31[edit]

  • Put to Press Date: 24 December 1855
  • Destroyed: 22 June 1857
  • Sheets printed approx 160,000
  • Constant Plate characteristics:
    • Gothic K throughout (RK retouched letter K)
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]

Missing Imprimatur Position
Imprimatur
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B Row[edit]

C Row[edit]

D Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 DK.jpg
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Marks in North West Corner (?)

E Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 EG.jpg
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Both letters enlarged by hand retouch, base of E elongated.

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F Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 FG.jpg
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Fresh entry of the position shown in the upper squares and in the value. Various marks in POSTAGE. Burr rub to West

G Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 GF.jpg
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F doubled showing as a thin line above
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 GI.jpg
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Fresh entry of the position shown in the both upper and lower squares and in the value. Various marks in POSTAGE. Burr rub to East and below the full stop. G has been recut by hand and is showing enlarged

H Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 HG.jpg
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Late printings in Pale Red and Pale Rose Red (1857) show a small mark below the right leg og H
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 HK.jpg
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K repunched and showing doubling at left of the upright attached to the serif
Missing Imprimatur Position
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I Row[edit]

J Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 JC.jpg
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C repunched and looking almost fully closed
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 JD.jpg
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Spot on tip of bust which got larger as the plate was printed from

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K Row[edit]

L Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 LH.jpg
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Marks in L square in the North East corner and in NE PE of value

M Row[edit]

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Large spot on base of bust

N Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 ND.jpg
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Small vertical line attached to the top of the D square in its North West corner
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 NK.jpg
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Fresh entry showing in the North West square. Large scratch (or repunched letter) vertically against the upright of the K. Burr rub to East

O Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 OF.jpg
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Large dot in F square to left of top left serif of F
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 OG.jpg
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G defective at centre of its lower curve almost broken. Mark on neck below the jawline becoming less apparent on the later printings

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P Row[edit]

Q Row[edit]

R Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 RB.jpg
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Small vertical line attached to the top of the B square in its North West corner
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 RC.jpg
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Often confused with RC 36. In RC 36 the feet are of equal length in plate 31 they are unequal in length
File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 RK.jpg
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K retouched by hand and has lost some of its Gothic appearance

S Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 SJ.jpg
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S retouched and doubled at top showing as an enlarged serif

T Row[edit]

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 31 TJ.jpg
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Later printings in Pale Rose Red and Rose Redd show a mark to the top left oof T
1855-56 Printing
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Later printings (1857) show a small spot on the neck

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