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Single Pane plate, 240 on, 12 rows of 20

swan wmk paper upright or inverted


Issued 26 Feb 1858

derived from the 6d stone with simply the words of value changed.

1st Printing 17-24 July 1857: 300 sheets

    Grey Brown on Carmine Red Clear Image

    Grey Brown on deep carmine (Worn Image)

2nd printing 29 Aug 1857:  Grey on carmine red very worn image. 100shts

3rd Printing 7 Sep 1857:  ditto extremely worn image, 200shts (printed both sides)

printed both sides. inverted and upright are both seen. upright being scarcer