A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Zbigniewklimczak wrote: 15 Apr 2024 17:54 Hello I'm just wondering if anyone could help me with this stamp it's Queen Victoria 1d Penny Red watermark large crown type l Alphabet lll perforation 14 on white toning to creamy paper I've tried to plate it using the Roland Brown line engraved plating gauge and it's looks like plate 48 but I could be completely wrong, but if it's plate 48 is it possible that I have the transitional issue? Please advise thanks in advance kind regards JB
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Hello JB,
With regards to the colour, it looks to me like a sulphurated rose-red.
If plate 58 as Kevin suggests, it can only be a C10.
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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As has been mentioned, the shades of the C9 transitionals are quite subtle.
C9(1) orange-brown.  C9(2) orange-red.
C9(1) orange-brown. C9(2) orange-red.
C9(3) pale red.  C9(4) bright red.
C9(3) pale red. C9(4) bright red.
C9A(1) pale rose.  C9A(2) rose.
C9A(1) pale rose. C9A(2) rose.
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Thank you very much as usual I've missed the details kind regards JB
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Thanks Bill it's just what I need C10 plate 58 rose red SG.40 Thanks again kind regards JB
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Hello

I've come across a few perforated penny red stars that have white "splodges" on them:
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Some look like it occurred before the stamp was postmarked, some look like it could have occurred after. Does anyone know anything about what caused this?

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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Can someone tell me what plate number this is? With thanks, Allan
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Looks like 177 to me, but I'm not a line engraved expert.
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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And certainly from the Plate Number series as opposed to the 1d red Stars series!

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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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Hello, could I get some opinions on this piece?
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It is dated 15 Aug 1856 and is a standard red-brown shade but I can't see any sign of blueing to the paper (using my 7x magnifier). Plate 36 seems like a good match so I'm thinking it might be C8A, except that SG notes that C8A appears in worn prints from March 1856 (but not plate 36) and stronger prints from October 1856 (including plate 36), which is after the date on this piece.

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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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bjcworld wrote: 22 Jun 2024 21:14 Hello, could I get some opinions on this piece?
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It is dated 15 Aug 1856 and is a standard red-brown shade but I can't see any sign of blueing to the paper (using my 7x magnifier). Plate 36 seems like a good match so I'm thinking it might be C8A, except that SG notes that C8A appears in worn prints from March 1856 (but not plate 36) and stronger prints from October 1856 (including plate 36), which is after the date on this piece.

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I think a C8 plate 36 is the most likely candidate.
Your top margin seems to be a very pale shade of blue.
The blueing on these varies a great deal and is often not visible from the front.
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Re: A detailed guide to GB QV 1d Red 1854-1864 'Stars' perforated stamps

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emason wrote: 22 Jun 2024 23:53 I think a C8 plate 36 is the most likely candidate.
Your top margin seems to be a very pale shade of blue.
The blueing on these varies a great deal and is often not visible from the front.
Thanks Bill, I'll go with C8.
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