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UK 1840? Plate 8? Two Pence

 
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Posted 05/14/2022   06:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Pshann to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all
Found this tonight
Can anyone help with info?
I checked several websites and they only mentioned plates 1-6
Thanks
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Posted 05/14/2022   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Try the 1858 printing (Stanley Gibbons, 45, Scott 29). Note the check letters at top and bottom.
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Posted 05/14/2022   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pshann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 05/14/2022   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1840 issue has:
- no white lines below 'POSTAGE' or above 'TWO PENCE,'
- no perforations,
- stars and no check letters in the top corners, and
- no plate number engraved in the vertical borders.

The white lines were added in 1841, to help post office staff discern between the one penny and two pence stamps under bad lighting conditions.
Later stamps were perforated.
Finally, the stamps had the check letters replacing the stars in the top corner in reversed order and the plate number in the vertical borders.

These 2d blue stamps come in three completely different designs - the perforation did not constitute a change in design. Plate numbers, therefore, are not continuous across these designs,
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Edited by NSK - 05/14/2022 08:25 am
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Posted 05/14/2022   08:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pshann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 05/14/2022   09:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 05/16/2022   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pshann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 05/16/2022   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The white lines were added in 1841, to help post office staff discern between the one penny and two pence stamps under bad lighting conditions.


I wasn't aware of that. Interesting.
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