1890 10d Dull Purple and Carmine Die Proofs & Striking Book Pieces

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Head Plate

Description Image Qty Known to Me Provenance
Date: 14 Aug 89
Inscribed: Before Hardening
3 1. Phillips Collection

2. Stanley Gibbons 2017, £2’100

3. Stanley Gibbons 2013, £1’700

Date: 15 Aug 89

Inscribed: After hardening

Notations: Initialled “G.F.S” and 10d in manuscript

1 Phillips Collection
Date: 20 Dec 89

Inscribed: After Striking

Notations: Initialled “G.F.S.” is manuscript

1 Phillips Collection

 

Duty Frame

Description Image Qty Known to Me Provenance
Date: 14 Aug 89

Inscribed: Before Hardening

2 1. Phillips Collection

2. Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £2’700

Date: 15 Aug 89

Inscribed: After Hardening

Notations: Initialled “G.F.S.” is manuscript

1 Phillips Collection

 

Marginal Rule Die Proofs

These two die proofs are nelieved to be a unique set of instructions to the composing room for the divisional leads of the marginal rules. The head plate proof is endorsed “DIVISION LEAD OF THE OUTER LINE” with marginal line in black set wide. The duty plate proof with marginal line in red set close and endorsed “THE RED TO BE MADE UP BY CUTTING THE EDGE ON THE DIVISION LEADS OF THE INNER LINE DOWN TO THE SAME PLANE AS THE LINE” with an additional 10d as issued alongside with marginal line added in red ink. Both dated “February 28th 90” and initialled “T.A.P.”.

History: Ex Stothert; Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons £8’000

 

Striking Book Pieces

Description Image Provenance
Date: 23 Aug 89

Notes: In the De La Rue archives this piece was attached to 1881 1d lilac striking book piece dated Sep 11 1889-Jan 20 1890

Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons, £2’100; Stanley Gibbons 2019 £1’750
Date: 2 & 5 Sep 89

 

Date: 24 Jan 90
Date: 17 Apr ??

 

Ex “Aureum”, Stanley Gibbons, £1’850; Stanley Gibbons 2019 £1’400
Date: 5 May 93 (circa)

Notes: 6 leads for repairs were created but this piece is reportedly lost

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Note: One other striking book piece showing the 10d duty plate exists but it was created for the KEVII issue