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Great Britain Department Officials Plate Letters

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Hello,
I am looking for information regarding plate letters for the following stamps.
SG 04 6d Grey plate 18 ( L-5 ) Inland Revenue Official
SG 06 2 1/2d Lilac ( L-4 ) Inland Revenue Official
SG 07 1s Dull Green ( L-6 ) Inland Revenue Official
SG 010 10s Ultramarine ( L-8 ) Inland Revenue Official
SG 061 11/2 Lilac ( L-18 ) Government Parcels
SG 062 6d Dull Green ( L-19 ) Government Parcels
SG 063 9d Dull Green ( L-20 ) Government Parcels
SG 064 1s Orange/Brown Plate 13 and 14 ( L-21 / L-22 ) Government Parcels
What I am looking for is does anyone know where I might find the information to tell me what plate letters did all the above start at and finish at, I have seen A-A as a starting letters for most of the above and have also seen T-J but not found any past this.
I have been unable to find any information regarding this, I thought that they might run the same letters used in penny red stars but cant find any details.
If anyone can help regarding where I might find this information or help with any other details I would be very great full.
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Andy

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They are overprints on the basic postage stamps.

They are check letters in the corners to prevent forgeries and the stamps being used twice,

240 stamps to the sheet.

20 rows of 12 across.

AA to AL
BA to BL

down to

TA to TL,

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The information you seek is on the first page of the Great Britain section of your SG part 1 catalogue.

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David Benson wrote:ps. better check in as a new member or you will get a warning,
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First of all many thanks for the reply to this post, the information was very helpful .I now have another question regarding Government Official stamps I have found two images of SG 06 2 1/2d Lilac I.R.Official where the check letters go past the information below, does anyone know if this was just for this stamp or where there others that went past the A-A / AL format the two in question are L-T and F-Q I have not put the images on this post as I cant see how to insert the image many thanks again for any help
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Have just added two images to help with any information regarding the check letters my understanding was that the letters only went from A-A to A-L, B-A to B-L up to T-A / T-L but as you can see SG 06 I have found stamps with check letters L-T and F-Q any help on any other check letters for any of the Government Officials would be very helpful, many thanks Andy
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The 2½d. was printed in a different format.

The lettering is

AA to AT

down to

LA to LT

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Your images don't show on my screen.

These stamps were produced in 2 panes, the left pane's corner letters are AA to AJ down to LA to LJ.

The right pane letters are AK to AT down to LK to LT.

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Is the first one.

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wartax1418 wrote:Have just added two images to help with any information regarding the check letters my understanding was that the letters only went from A-A to A-L, B-A to B-L up to T-A / T-L but as you can see SG 06 I have found stamps with check letters L-T and F-Q any help on any other check letters for any of the Government Officials would be very helpful, many thanks Andy
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You'e got there, but you are showing (as you tried to before) the same image twice.
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