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