Pair of 1d Reds from Penny Black plate 5

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Pair of 1d Reds from Penny Black plate 5

Rare single strike cancellation on pair of 1d reds

Pair of 1d Red stamps lettered M – K and M – L, identified as coming from black plate 5 using Guide Lines to the Penny Black by P C Litchfield.

Period of use: 1841.

Colour: Red-brown.

Cancellation: Rare single strike black Maltese Cross cancellation covering the pair. This would have been against regulations (each and every stamp should be individually cancelled).

Main identification clues:

  • Small dot below and touching SE corner L square.
  • Low left positioning of letter L.

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