Sturminster Stamps
SPECIALIST IN FINE GREAT BRITAIN LINE-ENGRAVED
 

Home About Stamps Covers Fairs Ordering Help

GREAT BRITAIN QUEEN VICTORIA
1855 1d Reds Perf Die II, Alphabet II SG21, 24-26 etc (Spec. C3-C6)

Key: available; sold; temporarily unavailable; on ebay

C3-C6 SHADES: Discussions with the late Don Madden on this interesting group have confirmed a long-held suspicion of mine, that Stanley Gibbons' Specialised shades listings are somewhat misleading. With the exception of C5 (Large Crown,Perf.16), a combination which was only used sporadically for short periods, and which does not therefore show the same degree of shade variation, these groupings were in random and more or less concurrent use throughout 1855 and the first half of 1856, together with the earlier plates of the C8 Alphabet III group. They therefore show a similar range of shade variation: Deep Red-brown on very blue paper (C3(2) and C5(2) can be found also on C4 and C6 (and also C8), Orange-brown (C3(3), C6(5) and C8(5)) can also be found on C4 and (rarely) C5, Lake-brown (formerly listed as C3(4), now unaccountably dropped from the listings) can also be found, albeit rarely, on C4, C5 and C6, Brick-red is frequently seen on C3 and C6 as well as C4 and C8, Plum, though rare, can be found on C3 and C4 as well as C6 and C8, Brown-rose (C6(4) and C8(4)) can also be found, albeit rather uncommonly, on C3 and C4, and even the Deep Claret shade of C8(6) may be found occasionally on later C6 plates. SG choose to ignore the Copper-brown shades which occur, albeit rarely, on C3, C4, C6 and C8. Perhaps one of the scarcest shades of this group is the true Yellow-brown (akin to that of SG18 Spec.C1(2)), which can be found on C3 as well as C4 and C6, though very rarely in the very yellow tone of SG18. More frequent is a pale dull yellowish-brown with a slight orange tint. It is also now thought that the alleged late use of Plates 16-18 in Transitional shades on unblued paper is unsupported by sound evidence, as they were taken from press before those shades first appeared. However, they are known in Red-brown shades on White paper (as per C8A).

For the most UP-TO-DATE version of this page, REFRESH NOW!

And if you've 'bookmarked' this page, don't forget to return to the HOME PAGE to catch up on the LATEST NEWS...

To see a larger picture, click on the thumbnail...

Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
SG24, SPEC.C3 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C3:11910
RP:11910
25

C3(3)wb

1

EF

A VFU single in the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a KILMARNOCK CDS in BLUE. SE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.225++. New!

85.00

RP:C3:11911
RP:11911
24

C3

1

SH

A VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf SE, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.70. New!

18.50

RP:C3:11144
RP:11144
24

C3

2

FI

A VFU+ single, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled well left with a London Inland numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced low, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.70. 18.50
RP:C3:11280
RP:11280
24

C3

3

HK

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high right with a VERY SCARCE STOKE-ON-TRENT '547' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing letters misplaced low to centre, with the 'H' tilted E, and the 'K' tilted W. Cat.150+. 45.00
RP:C3:11797
RP:11797
24

C3

3

OH

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf NE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. Blur SW, and 'H' misplaced low right. Cat.150. New!

30.00

RP:C3:9468
RP:9468
24

C3

4

BG

A VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. Blurs W, and letters tilted E. Cat.70. 15.00  

RP:C3:11909
RP:11909
24a

C3(2)

4

PA

Ex WIGGINS, (the ACTUAL stamp used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU single in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters blind and misplaced low right. Cat.110. New!

27.50

RP:C3:C6:11874
RP:11874
24/-

C3/C6

5

CH

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C3 centred a whisker high, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with English and Scots numerals. Letters misplaced low left and high right, with the 'C' tilted W. Cat.95. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11878
RP:11878
24

C3j

5

IG

A FU single, centred slightly low, and with one missing perf centre S, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. SCARCE MINUTE 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.170. New!

35.00

C:C3:1455
C:1455
24
*

C3j

5

LG

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter (invoice for rum order!) from Liverpool to Haworth on 15 September 1855, cancelled with a FINE LIVERPOOL SPOON (Type B2 RECUT, an EARLY USE - Arundel records 8 August 1856 - Code 'M', a scarcer code - Arundel states code 'R' used in 90% of cases seen). SCARCE MINUTE 'G', and 'L' misplaced high. Cat.170++ (for single OFF COVER). New!

85.00

RP:C3:11286
RP:11286
24

C3e

5

LJ-LL

A FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Liverpool '466' numerals. MAJOR RE-ENTRY on 'LJ', and 'J' misplaced low (unusual on Plate 5); 'LK': 'K' tilted W; 'LL': E 'L' misplaced high. (Other constant varieties on 'LK' and 'LL' obscured by cancellations.) Cat.430+. 95.00
RP:C3:11701
RP:11701
24

C3

5

SG-SL

A G-FU+ RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF SIX, off-centre high, and with some slight perf splitting, and corner perf fault SE of 'SL', lightly cancelled with LIVERPOOL SPOONS dated 5 SEPTEMBER 1855. All units with 'S' INVERTED. Cat.1200+. 175.00
RP:C3:C6:11881
RP:11881
24/-

C3/C6

6

CC

A VFU/SUPERB USED SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with an indistinct ?Scots? numeral, and low right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the C6. Letters misplaced low and high right. Cat.100+. New!

28.50

RP:C3:11285
RP:11285
24

C3

6

SA-TB

A FU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with SCARCE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numerals. DIFFERENT LETTER PUNCHES USED (large 'B' and tall 'T'). Cat.650+. 125.00
RP:C3:11883
RP:11883
24

C3

7

LF

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low left with a London Inland numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. 'L' misplaced right, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.90. New!

26.50

RP:C3:C6:11891
RP:11891
24/-

C3/C6

8

DJ

A FU/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the C3 off-centre low left, the C6 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with indistinct Scots and IRISH numerals, the C6 with much of the HEAD CLEAR. Blurs upper E, SE and SW, and letters misplaced low left and low, with the 'J' tilted E. Cat.95+. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11932
RP:11932
24

C3

8

LH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '10' numeral. Blur SW, and 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C3:11933
RP:11933
24

C3

9

EK

A FU+ single, centred a whisker high right, with one short perf NE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a part English Provincial numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs SW, and 'K' misplaced left and tilted W. Cat.70. New!

15.00

RP:C3:11935
RP:11935
24

C3

9

NI

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs W, and letters misplaced left. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C3:11934
RP:11934
24

C3

9

SJ

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Cheltenham '177' numeral. W margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C3:9740
RP:9740
24

C3

10

HB

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a DEEPISH shade of Red-brown, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur E, and the 'H' misplaced right and sloping downwards to the right. Cat.90. 22.50
RP:C3:11903
RP:11903
24

C3d,g

10

HH

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with some weak perfs E, cancelled with a London District '72' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). RARE WATERMARK INVERTED. DOUBLE LETTER 'H' (E), and letters misplaced right, the W 'H' with extended serif. Cat.350+. New!

85.00

RP:C3:11633
RP:11633
24

C3

10

TC

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but corner perf NE creased, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced high left and low left. Cat.90. 18.50
RP:C3:11942
RP:11942
24

C3

11

DI

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Maidstone '493' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blurs lower W and SE, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11941
RP:11941
24

C3

11

KB

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a PLYMOUTH SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: 'B' lightly struck; also 'K' tilted W. Cat.90+. New!

25.00

RP:C3:11943
RP:11943
24

C3

11

LD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a smudged London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11940
RP:11940
24a

C3(2)

11

MD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Whitehaven '877' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner of SE letter-square (not noted Wiggins, but present on Imprimatur). Blur upper E, and 'D' misplaced low left. Cat.110+. New!

30.00

RP:C3:11944
RP:11944
24

C3

12

IL

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.90. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11947
RP:11947
24

C3

12

JK

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat firmly cancelled with a London Inland '41' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low and right respectively, the 'K' with extended serif . Cat.90. New!

20.00

RP:C3:11946
RP:11946
24

C3

12

MK

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Upper W blurred, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.90. New!

20.00

RP:C3:11826
RP:11826
24

C3

13

AL

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but some minor perf faults, neatly cancelled with a Rochester '650' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right and low right respectively. Cat.275. New!

60.00

RP:C3:11798
RP:11798
24

C3

13

EJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E frame-line blurred, and letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.275. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11825
RP:11825
24

C3

13

JE

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Blur SW, and 'J' misplaced left. Cat.275. New!

75.00

RP:C3:C6:11824
RP:11824
24/-

C3/C6

13

KA

Both ex WIGGINS, a SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE C3 plate, the C3 a SPACEFILLER with serious faults, the C6 VFU, illustrated in 'The Plating of Alphabet II', centred low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with IRISH and English numerals. 'K' tilted W, and the 'A' misplaced low right. Cat.305+. New!

25.00

RP:C3:11827
RP:11827
24

C3

13

NE-NF

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, in a rich Red-brown shade approaching an UNLISTED BRICK-RED, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with LIVERPOOL SPOONS dated 29 JUNE 1855. 'NE': letters blurred and tilted W; 'NF': blur NE, and letters misplaced left. Cat.550+. New!

165.00

RP:C3:11822
RP:11822
24

C3

13

OC

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.275. New!

55.00

RP:C3:C6:11823
RP:11823
24/-

C3/C6

13

QA

A VFU/FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE C3 plate, the C3 WELL-CENTRED, the C6 off-centre high left, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively high right with a London Inland '17' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE, and a London Inland '28' numeral. SE corner frame-line extending slightly E, and a curved blur over the 'Q'. Cat.305+. New!

75.00

RP:C3.C6:9773
RP:9773
24/-

C3/C6

14

EK

A VF RARE MINT single from this SCARCER C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED and lightly mounted with some ORIGINAL GUM, but with some perf tips slightly trimmed, in a MATCHED PAIR with a C6 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), WELL-CENTRED, but with a missing corner perf SW, cancelled with some indeterminate smudges. Letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.630+. 165.00
RP:C3:C6:11948
RP:11948
24/-

C3/C6

14

HL

A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER C3 plate, centred slightly high right and low respectively, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a 'QUEEN STREET' (Glasgow) SCOTS LOCAL, and a SCARCE TENTERDEN (Kent) '785' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Letters misplaced low right. Cat.130+. New!

35.00

RP:C3:11949
RP:11949
24

C3

14

LI

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots Golspie '167' numeral. Blurs SW and value, and 'L' misplaced low. Cat.100. New!

25.00

RP:C3:11950
RP:11950
24

C3

14

NJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. Letters misplaced left, with the 'J' tilted E. Cat.100. New!

22.50

RP:C3:11955
RP:11955
24

C3

15

AL

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '72' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.250+. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11953
RP:11953
24

C3

15

LK

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a part IRISH numeral. Blurs W, SW and value, and letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.250. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11799
RP:11799
24

C3

15

OD

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Hereford '357' numeral. E margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced high left and low right. Cat.250. 55.00
RP:C3:C6:11954
RP:11954
24/-

C3/C6

15

OG

A FU+/GU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCE C3 centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, the C6 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), WELL-CENTRED, but with trimmed perfs at NE corner, cancelled with a RARE NORTHWICH (Cheshire) '574' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'H' - 'VERY FEW EXIST' or known on stamp only). 'G' misplaced left. Cat.280+. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11819
RP:11819
24

C3

15

QH

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. W margin narrow, and 'H' misplaced low left. Cat.250. 50.00
RP:C3:C6:11957
RP:11957
24/-

C3/C6

15

RJ

A GU/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCE C3 off-centre right, with FULL PERFS, but surface scuff on 'R', lightly cancelled with a SCARCE BURY ST EDMUNDS '97' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'), the C6 in a BRIGHT shade, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre, the 'J' tilted E. Cat.280+. New!

32.50

RP:C3:11956
RP:11956
24

C3

15

TG

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '75' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Difficult'). CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW corner of 'T' square; also 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.250+. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11832
RP:11832
24

C3

18

TD

A GU+ single from this RARE plate, off-centre high, and with corner perf faults SE and SW, on small neat DATED PIECE of 9 FEBRUARY 1858 (a LATE USE), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots Arbroath '13' duplex, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs E. Cat.700+. New!

95.00

RP:C3:11828
RP:11828
24

C3

19

IB

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Aberdeen '1' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced slightly to the centre, and tilted slightly W. Cat.300. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11800
RP:11800
24

C3

19

NG

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced left. Cat.300. New!

65.00

RP:C3:11836
RP:11836
24

C3

20

JB

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Plymouth '620' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced left and tilted W. Cat.400. New!

95.00

RP:C3:10518
RP:10518
24

C3

20

OK

A useful 'spacefiller' from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre low, with some trimmed perfs, and cut into at SE corner, lightly cancelled right with a Scots Dundee '114' duplex, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. Blur over 'O' (faint - visible on imprimatur), and 'K' misplaced right. Cat.400. 35.00
SG21, SPEC.C4 (Die II Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C4:11769
RP:11769
21

C4(2)

1

GD

A VFU single in a nice example of the SCARCE YELLOW-BROWN shade (see notes above), reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.65+. New!

17.50

RP:C4:9527
RP:9527
21

C4

2

DA

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled centre right with a Scots numeral, leaving slender but COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NE corner frame-lines extending N and E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.65. 16.50  

RP:C4:10713
RP:10713
21

C4

2

DG

A VFU+ single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Mark on 'G' - slightly DOUBLE? Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.65+. 18.50
C:C4:1465
C:1465
21
*

C4c,ya

2

JG

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, PERFECTLY CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS, but with faint horizontal filing fold through upper third of stamp (not affecting fibres), on Edinburgh local entire letter of 21 June 1855, cancelled with a 'CASTLE STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. RARE WATERMARK INVERTED. Also CONSTANT VARIETY: spot below ear. Blur lower W, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.260++ (for INVERTED WATERMARK OFF COVER). New!

85.00

RP:C4:9556
RP:9556
21

C4

3

BG

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Leicester '449' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.150. 35.00
RP:C4:11802
RP:11802
21

C4

3

OF

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for this badly-aligned plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an unsightly smudge of an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: spot on neck; also W margin narrow, blur SW, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.150+. New!

35.00

RP:C4:11702
RP:11702
21

C4vc

3

OI

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but slight surface scuff at NE corner, on neat DATED PIECE of 19 JUNE 1855, lightly cancelled with a COMPLETE RARE BELFAST SPOON in GREEN. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'S' of 'POSTAGE; also blur SW, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.550+. 125.00
RP:C4:10708
RP:10708
21

C4

3

TJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Taunton '776' numeral. E margin narrow and blurred, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.150. 35.00
RP:C4:11915
RP:11915
21

C4

4

AH

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blurs E, and 'H' misplaced low left. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11914
RP:11914
21

C4

4

EJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a SCARCE WREXHAM SPOON (the only spoon issued to a Welsh town). Blur SW, and letters misplaced low left and high left. Cat.65++. New!

30.00

RP:C4:11919
RP:11919
21

C4

5

DG

A VFU single, centred somewhat to the right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '79' duplex. SCARCE DISTINCTIVE MINUTE 'G', W margin narrow, and letters misplaced high left and left. Cat.175. New!

40.00

RP:C4:11917
RP:11917
21

C4

5

EH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Norwich '575' numeral (probably a SIDEWAYS DUPLEX). Blurs W, and letters misplaced right and high right. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11918
RP:11918
21

C4(2)

5

LC

A VFU single in a FINE example of the SCARCER (and MUCH UNDERVALUED - see notes above) YELLOW-BROWN shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Basingstoke '52' numeral. 'C' misplaced high left. Cat.70+. New!

22.50

RP:C4:11916
RP:11916
21

C4

5

TC

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral (probably a spoon). 'T' tilted W, and 'C' misplaced far to the right. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11920
RP:11920
21

C4

6

BC

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Blurs E and NW, and letters misplaced left. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11923
RP:11923
21

C4

6

EE

A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with a London Inland '27' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E 'E' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11922
RP:11922
21

C4

6

MB

A VFU single, off-centre slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Sunderland '761' numeral. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11921
RP:11921
21

C4

6

RC

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Letters misplaced high right. Cat.65. New!

16.50

RP:C4:9860
RP:9860
21

C4

7

KF

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Heavy blurs W. Cat.70. 17.50  

RP:C4:11930
RP:11930
21

C4

8

NJ

A VFU single in a 'Red-brown' shade with a very significant ORANGE component ('Orange-brown' not listed under C4, though I think this would qualify!), centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a London Inland '29' numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SE (faint), and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.70+. New!

17.50

RP:C4:11931
RP:11931
21

C4

8

PB

A VFU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11936
RP:11936
21

C4

9

DL

A VFU single, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.70. New!

16.50

RP:C4:11894
RP:11894
21

C4ub

9

JD

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single in a deepish Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral in DEEP BLUE, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low left, with the 'J' tilted W and the 'D' tilted E. Cat.200+. New!

35.00

C:C4:1468
C:1468
21
*

C4vb

9

JK

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, on entire letter (list of seed prices) from Tarbolton, Ayrshire, via Kilmarnock, to Stranraer on 12 January 1856, cancelled with a KILMARNOCK '203' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX in BLUE. W margin narrow, and letters misplaced low left, with the 'K' tilted W. Cat.1000+. New!

225.00

RP:C4:11938
RP:11938
21

C4

10

CD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?English? numeral. W margin blurred, blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.125. New!

30.00

RP:C4:11939
RP:11939
21

C4

10

OD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (probably '498' Manchester). CONSTANT VARIETY: curved blur around 'D' (not noted Wiggins, but clearly visible on the Imprimatur); also letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.125+. New!

32.50

RP:C4:11937
RP:11937
21

C4

10

PA

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH KILCONNELL '263' numeral, leaving an almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E margin blurred, and 'A' misplaced slightly low. Cat.125+. New!

32.50

RP:C4:11945
RP:11945
21

C4

10

PA

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Sunderland '761' numeral. E margin blurred, and 'A' misplaced slightly low. Cat.125. New!

32.50

RP:C4:10764
RP:10764
21

C4

11

MF

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with a Hereford '357' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Cat.170. 35.00
RP:C4:11815
RP:11815
21

C4

13

FG

A FU single from this RARE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '71' numeral type 71D5 (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). NE corner frame-line extending slightly N, and 'F' misplaced right. Cat.600+. New!

135.00

RP:C4:11952
RP:11952
21

C4

14

PC

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Upper E blurred, and letters misplaced right and low left respectively. Cat.120. New!

27.50

RP:C4:11951
RP:11951
21

C4

14

QK

A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs W and value, and 'K' misplaced left. Cat.120+. New!

35.00

SG26, SPEC.C5 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C5:11837
RP:11837
26

C5

1

DI

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. 'D' misplaced very low left. Cat.130. New!

38.50

RP:C5:11839
RP:11839
26

C5

2

NK

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.130. New!

32.50

C:C5:1470
C:1470
26
*

C5

2

QG

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope (top flap missing) from London to WEXFORD (Ireland), rather heavily cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral, arriving on 9 October 1855, receiving a green date-stamp on the obverse. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.225. New!

45.00

RP:C5:11841
RP:11841
26

C5

4

DF

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a RARE LONDON INLAND '52' numeral (Parmenter RARITY H*/G - 'VERY RARE', 'KNOWN ON STAMP ONLY'). Blurs W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.130+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:11842
RP:11842
26

C5

4

JB

A FU+ single, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Dundee '114' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:11840
RP:11840
26

C5uc

4

LH

A GU+ single, off-centre low and with slight surface scuff, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a RARE but unfortunately indecipherable ENGLISH PROVINCIAL NUMERAL in GREEN. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.450+. New!

50.00

RP:C5:11538
RP:11538
26

C5

7

BF

A FU single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.130. 25.00
RP:C5:11884
RP:11884
26

C5(2)vb

7

QK

A VFU single in the MUCH SCARCER VERY DEEP RED-BROWN shade, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a BELFAST SPOON in DEEP BLUE. 'Q' misplaced low left. Cat.200++. New!

85.00

C:C5:1469
C:1469
26
*

C5

8

EK

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER Large Crown, Perf.16 plate (all C5s SCARCE on cover), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Leeds to London on 17 March 1856, rather messily cancelled with a smudged numeral. 'E' misplaced low left. Cat.225+. New!

65.00

RP:C5:11861
RP:11861
26

C5

8

IG

A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with a Birmingham '75' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing CONSTANT VARIETIES: circular blurs around both letters (not noted Wiggins, but clear on all other copies I have seen); also blurs E and W, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.150+. New!

50.00

RP:C5:11846
RP:11846
26

C5

9

EG

Ex WIGGINS (but misplated as 12 by the great man!), a FU+ single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:11534
RP:11534
26

C5

9

HA

A FU+ single, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '79' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Letters misplaced low right, with the 'H' tilted E, and the 'A' tilted W. Cat.130+. 28.50
RP:C4:C5:11847
RP:11847
21/26

C4/C5

9

RK

A GU+/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both slightly off-centre low, the C4 with missing perfs SW, but the C5 with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '77' numeral (Type 77D5, Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'), and a fragmentary ?English Provincial? numeral. CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs SE and SW (not noted by Wiggins, but clearly visible on the Imprimatur photograph), and letters misplaced right. Cat.200+. New!

45.00

RP:C5:11849
RP:11849
26

C5

10

IF

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '13' numeral. Blur NW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.130. New!

30.00

RP:C5:11544
RP:11544
26

C5

11

DF

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with an Alnwick '8' numeral. Blur upper E, 'D' misplaced low left, and 'F' tilted E. Cat.150. 32.50
RP:C5:11850
RP:11850
26

C5

11

OK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. W margin narrow and blurred, blur SW, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.150. New!

37.50

RP:C3:C5:11860
RP:11860
24/26

C3/C5

11

RL

The C5 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '14' numeral, and a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot on base of SW corner frame-line (visible on Imprimatur photo, but not noted by Wiggins), and 'R' misplaced right, with the E frame-line of the SW corner concave. Cat.240+. New!

65.00

RP:C5:C6:11858
RP:11858
26/-

C5/C6

12

EJ

A FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER C5 plate, the C6 in an UNUSUALLY DEEP shade, both off-centre to some degree, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE NEW ROMNEY '566' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' -'RARE'), and a Scots Dundee '114' numeral. 'J' misplaced low left and tilted W. Cat.180+. New!

37.50

RP:C3:C5:11859
RP:11859
24/26

C3/C5

12

JK

A FU/GU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this slightly SCARCER plate, both WELL-CENTRED, but with perf faults on the C3 and SW corner damage on the C5, cancelled respectively with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '72' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' -'RARE'), and a faint ?English Provincial? numeral. Blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.240+. New!

35.00

RP:C5:11862
RP:11862
26

C5

13

BD

A VFU single from this RARE plate, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '20' numeral. Blur NE, and letters misplaced right, the 'D' with extended top serif. Cat.700. New!

195.00

RP:C5:11804
RP:11804

MW CERT
26

C5

13

ME

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, but heavily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, S and SW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.700. New!

150.00

RP:C5:11696
RP:11696

MW CERT
26

C5

13

QD

A VFU single from this RARE plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a LONDON DISTRICT '71' numeral, Type 71D5, Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'RARE'. E margin wide with blurs, and letters misplaced low left. NOTE: Many of the vertical 'D' Row units on this plate are misplaced well left, leaving a very narrow W margin, and a very wide E margin. Well-centred copies are therefore rare. Mike Williams Certificate. Cat.700+. 185.00
RP:C5:11818
RP:11818
26

C5

13

SI

A FU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, but with one missing perf top centre, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a VERY SCARCE HAVANT '344' 3HOS numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Rough perfs caused by BLUNT PERF PINS. Heavy blurs E, and 'S' misplaced low. Cat.700+. New!

145.00

RP:C5:11853
RP:11853
26

C5

14

HJ

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat firmly cancelled with a Nottingham '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'J' misplaced low left. Cat.150. New!

35.00

SG-, SPEC.C6 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14)
RP:C6:11863
RP:11863
-

C6

1

FC

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11865
RP:11865
-

C6

1

FD

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with a London Inland '44' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'D' misplaced low. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11866
RP:11866
-

C6

1

JI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur in 'T' of 'POSTAGE'. Also blur SW, 'J' misplaced low left, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11864
RP:11864
-

C6

1

LF

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an Exeter '285' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11868
RP:11868
-

C6

1

ND

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a BELFAST SPOON. Blur upper E,and letters misplaced low left, with the 'D' thin and lightly struck. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11867
RP:11867
-

C6

1

SF

A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. W margin narrow, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11870
RP:11870
-

C6

2

GI

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Scots Leadhills '220' numeral. 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11912
RP:11912
-

C6(2)ub

2

LI

A VFU single in the SCARCER (and UNDERVALUED) YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (blunt pins causing rough perfs), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a SCARCE BARNSTAPLE '50' SWD in BLUE. Letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.200+. New!

55.00

RP:C6:11913
RP:11913
-

C6

2

MF

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11869
RP:11869
-

C6

2

RJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lighly cancelled with a Northallerton '569' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11871
RP:11871
-

C6uc

4

CL

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with nearly FULL PERFS (a couple short E), lightly cancelled with a RARE IRISH WATERFORD '445' SPOON in GREEN. Blur upper W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.450. New!

85.00

RP:C6:11872
RP:11872
-

C6

4

FL

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '75' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). Blur upper W, 'F' tilted E, and 'L' misplaced low left. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11873
RP:11873
-

C6

4

JA

A VFU+ single in a PALE Red-brown shade (WORN plate) , centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11875
RP:11875
-

C6(4)ya

5

CI

A FU+ single in the SCARCER BROWN-ROSE shade, centred somewhat high, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an 'ARGYLE STREET' (Glasgow) SCOTS LOCAL. 'C' misplaced left. Cat.50+. New!

11.50

RP:C6:11877
RP:11877
-

C6ya

5

EB

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one 'nibbled' N), cancelled with a 'HANOVER STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. SE corner frame-line extending E, and 'B' misplaced high. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11876
RP:11876
-

C6uc

5

LE

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (a couple 'nibbled' S), lightly cancelled with a RARE IRISH CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.450. New!

85.00

RP:C6:11882
RP:11882
-

C6

6

GA

A SUPERB USED single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled far right with a tiny black smudge, leaving the body of the stamp virtually UNMARKED. Letters misplaced high and right respectively, the 'G' with extended serif. Cat.30. New!

10.00

RP:C6:11880
RP:11880
-

C6ya

6

JA

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a 'CHARLOTTE PLACE' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. 'J' misplaced high left. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:9403
RP:9403
-

C6vc

6

LL

A GU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease NE and corner damage SE, cancelled with a DUBLIN SPOON in GREEN. CONSTANT VARIETIES: both letter-squares weak. Letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.450+. 50.00
RP:C6:11879
RP:11879
-

C6

6

MD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH numeral. 'D' misplaced high right. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11886
RP:11886
-

C6

7

FJ

A SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.30. New!

10.00

RP:C6:11887
RP:11887
-

C6

7

HI

Ex WIGGINS (but MISPLATED by him as Plate 9!), a FU+ single, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (though perf-tips trimmed lower W), neatly cancelled low with an IRISH numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dot over 'TA' of 'POSTAGE' (noted in Wiggins' own book), and blur in SW corner of 'I' square (visible on Imprimatur photo). Also letters misplaced to centre, with the 'H' tilted W. Cat.30. New!

6.50

RP:C6:11885
RP:11885
-

C6

7

SA

Ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU+ single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. Blurs outside SE, and 'S' misplaced low. Cat.30. New!

9.50

RP:C6:11890
RP:11890
-

C6

8

FH

Ex WIGGINS (but MISPLATED by him as Plate 12!), a FU+ single, centred a whisker low, with one perf missing NW, neatly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur outside NW, and 'H' with extended serif. Cat.30. New!

6.50

RP:C6:11888
RP:11888
-

C6

8

HH

Ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. Blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11889
RP:11889
-

C6(2)

8

JL

A VFU single in a true FINE (and MUCH UNDERVALUED) YELLOW-BROWN shade (see note above), centred a whisker right, with one short perf NE, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced left and low right, and the 'J' tilted E. Cat.40+. New!

15.00

RP:C6:11896
RP:11896
-

C6ub

9

CD

A SUPERB USED single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a VERY FAINT BLUE IRISH numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.200+. New!

20.00

RP:C6:11892
RP:11892
-

C6

9

DJ

Ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), a VFU+ single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a HADLEIGH (Essex) '328' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Letters misplaced low left. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11895
RP:11895
-

C6

9

HF

A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Scots Kilmarnock '203' numeral. 'E' misplaced slightly low, with extended serif. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11897
RP:11897
-

C6ub

9

IH

A VFU single, centred slightly high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a FINE BLUE BELFAST SPOON. Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.200+. New!

50.00

RP:C6:11893
RP:11893
-

C6

9

JC-JD

A FU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland numerals and some fine-line pen markings. Letters misplaced variously low left and low right, with the 'J's tilted W, and the 'D' tilted E. Cat.60+. New!

12.50

RP:C6:9107
RP:9107
-

C6uc

9

MG

A GU+ single, centred slightly low, with some short perfs upper W, cancelled with a nice strike of the SCARCE CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. Heavy blur W, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.450+. 45.00
RP:C6:11898
RP:11898
-

C6

10

AB-AC

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '18' numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS, with letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.60+. New!

18.50

RP:C6:11899
RP:11899
-

C6

10

AD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.30. New!

8.50

RP:C6:11900
RP:11900
-

C6

10

AL

A VFU single, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.30. New!

7.50

RP:C6:11901
RP:11901
-

C6

10

KJ

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a BIRMINGHAM SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW (not noted by Wiggins, but visible on the Imprimatur photo), and also with blur outside NW, and 'J' misplaced low. Cat.30+. New!

8.50

RP:C6:9462
RP:9462
-

C6(var)uc

10

NI

A FU single in a FINE RICH BRICK-RED shade (UNLISTED on C6), off-centre low right, with FULL PERFS (soft paper and rough perfs caused by blunt pins), cancelled with a FINE strike of the SCARCE IRISH CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. A CONSTANT VARIETY is visible on the adjacent 'NH' (a faint 'H'). W margin narrow, and blurs W. Cat.450+. 75.00
RP:C6:9105
RP:9105
-

C6uc

11

EB

A FU+ single in a FINE but UNLISTED BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, but with one or two perf tips trimmed at SE corner, cancelled with a SCARCE DUBLIN '186' SPOON in GREEN. Blur E, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.450+. 75.00
RP:C6:10427
RP:10427
-

C6ya

11

KA

A FU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small piece, lightly cancelled with a COMPLETE 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) TYPE VII SCOTS LOCAL. Letters misplaced right. Cat.40+. 9.50
RP:C6:9463
RP:9463
-

C6uc

11

NE

A GU+ single, off-centre low right, and with a corner perf fault NW, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE IRISH CORK '156' SPOON in GREEN. On soft paper, and with rough perfs caused by BLUNT PINS. Blur NW, 'N' blurred, and 'I' misplaced left. Cat.450+. 45.00
RP:C6:11426
RP:11426
-

C6

11

NG

A VF SCARCE UNUSED single (no gum), off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS. E margin wide, and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.525+. 110.00
RP:C6:11661
RP:11661
-

C6

12

PE

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' 'MADELEINE SMITH' EXPERIMENTAL DUPLEX. 'E' misplaced left. Cat.30+. 8.50
RP:C6:11929
RP:11929
-

C6uc

14

EG

A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a FINE SCARCE IRISH CORK SPOON in GREEN. 'G' misplaced slightly left. Cat.450+. New!

110.00

RP:C6:11726
RP:11726
-

C6

15

AB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with upper E blurred, and 'A' misplaced right. Cat.45+. 11.50
RP:C6:11958
RP:11958
-

C6

15

CI

A SUPERB USED single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced low and high right respectively. Cat.45+. New!

15.00

RP:C6:9441
RP:9441
-

C6

15

CK-CL

Ex WIGGINS: a FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with smudged ?English Provincial? numerals. 'CK': Blur E, and letters misplaced low right and high right; 'CL': 'L' misplaced right. Cat.90+. 20.00
RP:C6:11959
RP:11959
-

C6

15

QE-QG

A FU SCARCE STRIP OF THREE from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS (blunt pins causing rough perfs), cancelled with Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'QE-QF': margin between narrow and blurred. 'Q's misplaced low left, and 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.135+. New!

30.00

RP:C6:11902
RP:11902
-

C6

15

QI-RJ

A FU SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Leeds '447' numerals. 'QJ': letters misplaced left and right; ''RI': 'I' misplaced left; and 'RJ': 'R' misplaced right, and 'J' tilted E. Cat.450+. New!

95.00

RP:C6:11928
RP:11928
-

C6

16

EJ

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE BIRKENHEAD SPOON. 'J' misplaced left. Cat.35+. New!

15.00

RP:C6:11904
RP:11904
-

C6c

16

NC

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. Letters misplaced high and low right respectively. Cat.200+. New!

40.00

RP:C6:11924
RP:11924
-

C6(4)

16

PL

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCER BROWN-ROSE shade, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 9 JUNE 1856, cancelled with a Nottingham '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.50+. New!

15.00

RP:C6:8686
RP:8686
-

C6

17

AF

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. 'A' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.35+. 7.50
RP:C6:10790
RP:10790
-

C6

17

DD

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Letters tilted E. Cat.35. 8.50
RP:C6:11806
RP:11806
-

C6

18

BL

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a DEEP BROWN-ROSE shade, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW; also 'L' misplaced low. Cat.180+. New!

60.00

RP:C6:11927
RP:11927
-

C6

18

CF

A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high with an English Provincial numeral , leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. 'C' misplaced low, and 'F' tilted W. Cat.180. New!

50.00

RP:C6:11722
RP:11722
-

C6

18

KI

A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. 'K' misplaced high right and tilted W. Cat.180. 45.00
C:C6:1471
C:1471
-
*

C6(4)

19

GK

1855 1d Brown-rose, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE BROWN-ROSE shade, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, on an INTERESTING empty mourning envelope, apparently posted originally in Cologne ('COELN'), Germany, on 17 September 1856, receiving a German type of circular date-stamp, addressed to Selkirk (Scotland). It arrived in Earlstone on 20 September 1856, where it was re-addressed and forwarded to Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, and where the stamp was applied over the German CDS, and lightly cancelled with an Earlstone '129' numeral. It then travelled via Melrose (20 September), arriving in Aberdeen on 21 September 1856. Various red transit marks were applied en route. 'K' misplaced high right. Cat.110++ (for cheapest shade of this plate OFF COVER). New!

45.00

RP:C6:9016
RP:9016
-

C6

19

HA-HF

A good-to-FU RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF SIX from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly high, with some minor perf faults (mostly as a result of blunt perf pins), and a faint horizontal filing fold across the top quarter almost imperceptible from the front, cancelled with indistinct fragments of a Scots numeral. Marginal blurs between, and margins narrow 'HD-HE' and 'HE-HF'. Letters misplaced right on 'HF'. A FINE and ATTRACTIVE multiple in spite of faults... Cat.660++. 95.00  

RP:C6:10794
RP:10794
-

C6

19

IA

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Penzance '609' numeral. Letters misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.110. 25.00
RP:C6:10716
RP:10716
-

C6

20

BB

Ex WIGGINS, a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Plymouth '620' numeral. Blur NE, and letters tilted W. Cat.100. 25.00
RP:C6:9677
RP:9677
-

C6

20

BJ

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, in an UNUSUAL RICH DEEP RED-BROWN shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '78' numeral. Blur NE, and letters misplaced right, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.100+. 20.00
RP:C6:8134
RP:8134
-

C6

20

FC

Ex WIGGINS: a VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Darlington '233' numeral. 'F' tilted E. Cat.100. 25.00

 

RP:C6:6968
RP:6968
-

C6

20

ME-MF

Ex WIGGINS: a VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with indistinct English Provincial numerals. 'ME': 'M' tilted W; 'MF': 'M' misplaced right. Cat.200+. 35.00

 

RP:C6:11723
RP:11723
-

C6ya

20

QC

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a 'NICHOLSON STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. E margin narrow, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.100+. 22.50
RP:C6:10203
RP:10203
-

C6

21

AF

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, and VERY SHORT STAMP (TWO perf rows), showing a notably weak 'A'. Cat.110+. 27.50
RP:C6:11926
RP:11926
-

C6

21

QC

Ex WIGGINS a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a SCARCE WOLVERHAMPTON SPOON. 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.110+. New!

30.00

All material is offered subject unsold. E&OE

eBay
Current eBay Material
Member PTS GBPS

home about contact stamps covers fairs ordering help

Copyright 2015 [Sturminster Stamps]. All rights reserved.
All information is subject to change without notice.
Web site design and hosting by Wayne Robbins