Penny Black Plate 5

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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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.

GB Great Britain rare 1848 cover w PLATE 5 or 6 Penny Black stamp Maltese cross
GB Great Britain rare 1848 cover w PLATE 5 or 6 Penny Black stamp Maltese cross
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GREAT BRITAIN 1840 penny black plate 5 check letters OL used  SG  AS25
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SG5 penny black plate 1b 4 good margins lettered PI on entire
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1840 Penny Black  1d Red Matched Pair from Black Plate 5 JF V Fine Used 4 m
1840 Penny Black 1d Red Matched Pair from Black Plate 5 JF V Fine Used 4 m
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1840 Penny Black Plate 5 CF on piece Manchester black Maltese Cross Cert
1840 Penny Black Plate 5 CF on piece Manchester black Maltese Cross Cert
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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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