1887 6d Purple on Rose Marginal Settings

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Setting 1 (plates 3, 4 & 5)

No rules

Setting 1A issued 40-set with sheet dividing marks cut

Ex Lady Mairi Bury, lot 1809 realised £456

Setting 1B issued 120-set


Setting 2 (plates 6, 7, 8 & 9)

With rules

Setting 2A issued 120-set with interpane gutter cut horizontally

Setting 2B issued 240-set, showing complete interpane ornament


Setting 3 (plates 6, 7, 8 & 9)

Issued 240-set with rules and interpane ladders added in 1900

Ex “Aureum”

Ex “Aureum”

Both showing the interpane ladders and pinning point at left, but show different damage to the rules to the left of the ladders.


Plate Cuts (probably setting 3)

Cut to the rule under 1st stamp, plate 6a
Ex “Aureum”, £180

Cut to the rule under the 2nd stamp, plate 7a
BB Stamps, £1495 (2020)

Cut to the rule under the 4th stamp, plate 9a
Ex “Aureum”


Breaks to Marginal Rule

Three marginal items showing different stages of a rule break to the right of stamp 228

Paper Watermarks

“D” watermark in the margin from paper 5
Ex Aureum