1887 2d Green and Red Marginal Settings

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Setting 1

No rules

History: Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £325

Setting 2

Continuous red and green rules around each pane (red rules broken every three stamps horizontally and five vertically)

Only nine items are recorded showing this setting.

History: Ex “Aureum” Stanley Gibbons £3’500; for sale by SG in 2019 for £2’750

Setting 3

Red rules now short bars. Setting 3A 120-set issue. Setting 3B 240-set issue.

Showing one date cut in-between stamp 11 and 12 (plate H5a/D3)
History: Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £650

Showing date cuts under stamp 1, stamp 11 and between 11 and 12 (plate H6a/D4)
History: Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £950

Showing date cut under stamp 2 (plate H5a/D3)
History: Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons

Watermarked letters in the margin occurred only once per mill sheet

Showing “D” marginal watermark
History: Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £575

Showing “F” marginal watermark at right
History: Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £250

Setting 3B positional items are particularly difficult to find (despite the fact that 270’000 sheets were printed) as they can only be recognised from South-West or South-East corner pieces of the 240-set sheet or if they have an interpane gutter margin (Wiseman rarity K).

History: Ex “Aureum”

 

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