GB 1858 SG45 Pl.8 Used - States 1 and 2 matched pair
Stock Code: P201008424
1858 2d Blue Pl.8. Fine used matched trio from states 1,2+3, lettered TE. State 1 showing the characteristic pronounced thickening of the left hand '8' plate number and weak facial lines. Re-entered in state 2, restoring the plate numbers and facial lines, but thinning the check letters by compression. State 3 repair by hand retouch restoring the check letters and slightly thinning the right hand plate number. State 1 example with small tones and heavily cancelled but clearly showing the broadened plate number and included gratis for comparison only, state 2 example tied to piece by an Edinburgh '*131*' duplex for NO.9.1860. Spec. G2i.
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