Penny Black Plate 5

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Penny Black Plate 5

Penny Black Plate 5

1 d Penny Black stamp lettered K-J, identified as coming from plate 5 using Guide Lines to the Penny Black by P C Litchfield.

Period of use: Earliest issue dated 16 June, 1840, with prints made between 8th June - 30th December, 1840 and again briefly between 22nd January and 5th February, 1841, when a provisional black printing was made. Plate then used for the printing of the 1d Penny Red.

Colour: Strong black.

Cancellation: Clear Maltese Cross cancellation in red ink.

Main identification clues:

  • Traces of horizontal guideline in the letter squares and through the value "One Penny" (very common on this plate).
  • Right sideline extends slightly below.

PENNY BLACK BURR RUB VARIETY 1840 Plate 1B CF Four Margins Specialised AS5g
PENNY BLACK BURR RUB VARIETY 1840 Plate 1B CF Four Margins Specialised AS5g
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1840 sg2 1d Penny Black plate 5 T J 4 margins and red m c Fine
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Penny Black EL Plate 5 Fine Four Margins
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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Barry G Danton February 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

What an excellent site. I just stumbled onto it tonight. I have been collecting for 50 plus years and specialize in penny red and a few penny black. Thank you.

Debs February 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

Many thanks Barry!

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