GB 1d Red Die II Plate 8

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Stunning block of 12 from Plate 8 Die II

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Plate 8[edit]

  • Put to Press Date:24 March 1855
  • Destroyed:8 May 1856
  • Estimated sheets printed 90,000
  • Alphabet II
  • All combinations of Per 14 or 16 and Small Crown or Large Crown watermarks known. LC16 being rare.
  • Constant Plate characteristics:
    • E's are punched from two distinct punches on this plate, The middle serif is central on EA, EE and EJ whilst it is higher on all other E row and column stamps.
    • Layout is quite good and noted varieties are less than previous plates.
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]

Large mark on neck
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B Row[edit]

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Dot attached to the to of B and mark in the top upright of E of ONE
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C Row[edit]

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Mark in north west corner of the G square
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Spot where under the chin where it meets the throat
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D Row[edit]

E Row[edit]

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F Row[edit]

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Small dot in F square opposite the top serif of F near frameline
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G Row[edit]

H Row[edit]

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Small dot in the upper middle section of the H causing a weakness in its horizontal line
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I Row[edit]

short scratch in front of I near bottom serif
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J Row[edit]

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Small dot directly above J almost touching the frameline
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Dot in margin outside the G squares south west corner
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Vertical stroke in front of the J. Dot to right of J almost touching the frame
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Traces of the J punch can sometimes be seen above the J
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K Row[edit]

L Row[edit]

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Large marks affecting A (top) and G (central serif) of POSTAGE (see also MC & NC)
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Comma-like mark in front of L near the top left
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M Row[edit]

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Large marks affecting A (top) (see also LC and NC)
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N Row[edit]

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Large marks affecting A (top) (see also LC and MC). Top frameline extends slightly to the East
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J square has a small dot in its North West corner
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O Row[edit]

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Large mark in Y of PENNY at top right
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Large mark above E of POSTAGE touching the frameline
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Dot in front of J and blurring in J square
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P Row[edit]

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Dot in base of upright of P of POSTAGE
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Q Row[edit]

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Large dot on the c frameline below the bottom loop of B
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Small dot in hairline below left serif og T of POSTAGE
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R Row[edit]

S Row[edit]

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Dot in the inside lower curve of C at tip
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Very small dot attached to I just below the top line
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Very small dot outside the South West corner of the S square
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T Row[edit]

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TC-TD are very close together
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TC-TD are very close together
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T square has a small dot in the South West corner, G square has small marks within the the letter G
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Three dots at front base of bust and another small dot on shoulder
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