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Comb 12.5x12

adopted from the DLR die with 'postage' added. Unlike its cousins, the 1d and 4d, The size of the image is same as that of the dlr. Since the same layout was used on the plate to fit the comb perforator it results in wider margins around each stamp.

 

 

about 54 mill printed overall

wa wmk was in use until 1904

1st a single plate 120on for 1st two printings, then another added.

 

Yellow: Dec02 1st & 2nd printings from 120 on plate 18 million

Orange yellow, Jan 05 3rd & 4th from two plates smooth backed paper

June 1905 perf11

4th printing: dull yellow

 

1905 ..1910 35 million perf 11 is common