2d Blue Plate 2

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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2d Blue Plate 2

2d Blue Plate 2

2d Blue stamp lettered K -D, identified as coming from plate 2 using British Line-Engraved Stamps. Twopence Blue. Studies Of Plates 1 to 15 by H. Osborne.

Period of use: Plate 2 was completed on July 18th, 1840 and put to press three days later. In daily use, barring Sundays and one other day (18th August 1840) until August 29th, 1840.

Colour: Deep full blue.

Cancellation: Maltese Cross cancellation in black (usual on this plate).

Main identification clues:

  • Ray flaws in the right star which has four shorn rays common to all stamps from this plate - nos. 2, 10, 11 and 12 (counting clockwise).
  • Ray flaw in the left star - missing no. 1 (counting clockwise).

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1840 SG5 2d Blue Plate 1 D11ua DS5 JA Black Maltese Cross CV FU 950 bbkf
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1841 MAY 20 2 3 MARGIN 1840 2d BLUE PLATE 1 MALTESE CROSS EDINBURGH
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1840 2d blue Plate 2 Horizontal Pair PB PC Good Used Grey black Cancels c2500
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SG 5 1840 2d Blue plate 1 lettered HL A fresh mint example without gum Good
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SG 5 1840 2d Blue plate 2 lettered DJ Very fine used with a part Black maltese
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1840 SG5 2d blue PL Plate 2 4Mgn Blue MC CV15000
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1840 SG5 2d blue 2 strip TC TD Plate 2 1844 Cancel VGU 4Mgn CV5000++
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