1881 1d Purple colour trials (Die 4). Superb unmounted o.g. set of four printed in Grey blue, claret, dull purple and brown-purple. Produced in 1881 as trials for deeper colours for the 5d postage stamp (SG169). Scarce.
1876 1d Purple (Die 1). Very fine used example neatly tied to a clean mourning cover by a crisp Liverpool cds for JY.20.1895. Addressed to Plymouth, and backstamped the following day on arrival. A lovely example of this very difficult postally used fiscal.
1881 1d Purple (Die 4, Wmk. Orb). Very fine used example tied to a clean cover addressed to London by a crisp Brighton "132" duplex for JU.15.1881, backstamped with a London receiver for the following day. Scarce.