GB 1858 SG45 Pl.8 Used - States 2 and 3 matched pair
Stock Code: P201008399
1858 2d Blue Pl.8. Very fine used matched pair from states 2+3, lettered RC. State 2 repaired by re-entry restoring the wear from the original state with the facial lines and right frame line now considerably strengthened, the check letters at left are however weakened and markedly compressed. The state 3 example shows retouching by hand, further strengthening the right frame line, restoration of the check letters, and thinning of the '8' plate numbers. Both stamps neatly cancelled with 1844-type numerals. Tiny surface scuff on the neck of state 2 stamp nevertheless a scarce pair. Cat. £325 Spec. G2i.
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