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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Great Britain Can someone please tell me what F and Q in each corner means?

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jkcoffer
21 Apr 2016
09:07:04pm
Question?
I have what I believe to be Queen Victoria Wmk 18
Two pence, Blue, Plate # 6 But not sure.
Image Not FoundCan someone please tell me F and Q in each corner means?

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sheepshanks
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21 Apr 2016
09:11:13pm
re: Great Britain Can someone please tell me what F and Q in each corner means?

Hi jk, although the link below applies to the penny black the principle is the same.
https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_penny_page.php

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21 Apr 2016
10:37:02pm
re: Great Britain Can someone please tell me what F and Q in each corner means?

Welcome to the world of Queen Victoria stamps of Great Britain!

The plate number is actually 9, not 6. Read the sideways plate number with the near side on top.

In the full pane of stamps (20 rows by 12 columns), each stamp position is identified by letter positions (see link provided by sheepshanks for layout).

The plate position is read starting from the lower left corner and then the lower right corner (the upper corners letters, when they exist, are the reverse of the lower corners). So you stamp would be plate position Q-F.

Happy k

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jkcoffer
22 Apr 2016
10:37:40am
re: Great Britain Can someone please tell me what F and Q in each corner means?

Thanks for the link, and your help,I Appreciate all the help i get from this site and from all the member. I still new and learning.

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22 Apr 2016
04:37:20pm
re: Great Britain Can someone please tell me what F and Q in each corner means?

" .... I still new and learning. ...."

In a way we are all new, (I hope, anyway.) and we are all still learning. Feel free to ask about anything you cannot find an explanation for yourself.

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