GB 1d Red Die II Plate 32

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Plate 32

  • Put to Press Date: 8 February 1856
  • Destroyed: 22 June 1857
  • Sheets printed approx 130,000. Early printings mostly deeply blued, blueing less so in later prints.
  • Large Crown Watermark
  • Perf 14
  • Constant Plate characteristics:


A Row | B Row | C Row | D Row | E Row | F Row | G Row | H Row | I Row | J Row |
K Row | L Row | M Row | N Row | O Row | P Row | Q Row | R Row | S Row | T Row |

A Row

Missing Imprimatur Position
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Missing Imprimatur Position
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Dot in the South West corner of the K square. K touches the right hand frameline
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Small mark on top of the head above the diadems

B Row

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Small dot in front of the opening of the C
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Nose has a very large spot on it
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Fresh Entry showing in the upper squares and through both POSTAGE and Value, North West coner has a horizontal line below the main frameline
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L square has a scratch running from the South East corner south and out into the margin, almost touching CL below

C Row

D Row

E Row

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F Row

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Bottom left serif of F extended
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Heavy damage marks around the East and South of the L square

G Row

H Row

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Lower right seif of H extends to the right side of the squares frame

I Row

Missing Imprimatur Position
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J Row

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K Row

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small dot in the left arm of the Y of PENNY
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small dot attached to the top right serif of H almost touching frame

L Row

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Horizontal scratch running across the two top main rays of the star in the North West square

M Row

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 32 MJ.jpg
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Blur in the J square in the South East corner
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Small dot in the South West corner of the K square

N Row

O Row

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P Row

Q Row

R Row

S Row

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 32 SL.jpg
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Fresh Entry visible in margin above in the North West star and as a faint horizontal short line in the L square to the right of the top serif

T Row

File:GB 1d Red Die II Plate 32 TI.jpg
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Two small dots (joined) near but not attached to the bottom right serif of T

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