1d Red stamp lettered R – J with London postmark identified using The Cancellations of the 1841 Penny Red by Goldsmith & Danzig.
Period of use: 23 March 1843 – Date of issue recorded in the proof book held at the Post Office Archives for No.2 , although Alcock and Holland suggest this number was first used on 21 March 1843.
Cancellation: London Number in Maltese Cross cancellation – No.2.
As yet unplated – helpful clues:
- Traces of horizontal guideline in the SE letter square.
- “J Flaw” visible to right of J letter.