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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Plate Numbers

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ldoly
13 Jul 2018
10:21:26pm
Can anyone tell me where I can get a chart showing how to identify letters on British stamps with correct plate number. Thanks.
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smauggie
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14 Jul 2018
12:23:46pm
re: Plate Numbers

Not all British stamps have plate numbers.

Are you referring to Victorian stamps?

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ldoly
16 Jul 2018
12:14:55pm
re: Plate Numbers

Yes and thank you for replying.

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16 Jul 2018
01:09:37pm
re: Plate Numbers

I presume you are referring to the early line engraved stamps of Queen Victoria -- the 1d black and the subsequent penny reds before they started incorporating plate numbers into the design (prior to Scott #33).

I do not think you are going to find a "chart" of these, because identification is quite complex. There are several books on plating the penny black and reds, but this is the basic book you need:

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ldoly
17 Jul 2018
12:46:12pm
re: Plate Numbers

Thanks so much Roy.

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18 Jul 2018
02:06:33am
re: Plate Numbers

Is there a particular reason
you want to deal with that area
of stamping ?

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James
04 Sep 2019
10:09:30pm
re: Plate Numbers

I have 4 x 4 block plates with the same plate number on each block of 4 stamps: the upper right, lower right, lower left, and upper left.

How does one describe this in a collection?

Is this a common type/method/mode of collecting block plates?

What is this called in the stamp collection world?

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05 Sep 2019
09:02:24am
re: Plate Numbers

matched plate blocks

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