1887 2d Green and Red Die Proofs and Striking Book Pieces

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Head Plate

Date: 5 Mar 1886
Inscribed: Before Hardening with manuscript “2d” in south-east corner

 

Description Image Qty Known to Me
Date: 5 Mar 1886
Inscribed: Before Hardening
1)
Date: 5 Mar 1886
Inscribed: Before Hardening with manuscript “2d” in south-east corner
Date: 5 Mar 1886
Inscribed: Before Hardening with manuscript “2d” in tablet space and “Die ch(ar)g(e)d. 17 Mar”
Date: 20 Mar 1886
Date: 20 Mar 1886
Inscribed: After Hardening
Date: None Ex Aureum
Cut down
Cut down with impression of duty tablet in space reserved for it 1) Phillips Collection

 

Duty Plate

Description Image Qty Known to Me
Date: 23 May 1886
Inscribed: Before Hardening
1)
Date: 25 May 1886
Inscribed: Before Hardening
Date: 4 Jun 1886
Inscribed: After Hardening
Date: 20 Mar 1886
Cut down

 

Striking Book Pieces

 

 

 

 

Description Image History
Date: 11 Mar 1886

Plate: Experimental

Used to produce duty tablet essays

 

Ex Aureum; SG Timed Auction Nov 2020 lot 363 sold £280+20%
Date: 3 Apr, 13 Apr 1886

Plate: H3/753, experimental duty plate

Date: 13 Aug 1886

Plate: Duty 2

Date: 14 May to 7 Dec 1886

Plate H5/758 and repairs

Date: 13 Dec 1887 to 2 Jan 1888

Plate: Duty 3, 4, 5