Jaxom, here's one of my favorites, the "Ear Ring Variety", 10L9:
And to top it off, it's unused, and I think, mint never hinged.
I haven't had it certed, but will at some point.
Not a Plate 9 expert at all here, but I'll add a few lines here. My main collecting interests in the 1c 1857 issue are:
--Finding as many Type Va positions as I can
--Plating the "A" reliefs of all of the #24, Plates 5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
When looking at a top row stamp ("A" relief), at first glance it is easiest to determine a Plate 9 stamp, because on 17 of the 20 positions, there is a heavy dot above the "O" in "POSTAGE" on Franklin's shoulder.
So, if you have scribe lines and guide dots at the top of the stamp, and a dot on the shoulder above the "O", it's definitely Plate 9. NOW....the problem is finding positions 8, 9, 10R9....
If there is enough room at the top right, it's also easy to know if you have Plate 9 or 10 because the position dots are different than plates 5,7,8 (all three have 2 guide dots together at the far N.E. of the top of the stamp). Plates 9 and 10 have only 1 guide dot to the N.E. of the design (and one farther left above the Ornament between "L" and "Z" (IIRC, the "unnamed" ornament.
So, "A" Relief, 2 guide dots together-- Plate 5,7 or 8
Or, "A" Relief, 1 guide dot far upper NE, dot above the "O" in Postage-- Plate 9
Or, "A" Relief, 1 guide dot far upper NE, NO dot above the "O"-- PROBABLY Plate 10, with a small chance that it's 8,9,10R9.
Hope this is a helpful start.....