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The Penny Black

A note on the grading of the Penny Black
 

Plates 1a through 11 of the Penny Black
 



 
 

                                                         

  Plate  1a:  The Unhardened Plate 1                            Plate  1b:  The Repaired Plate 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Plate   2:  The 7 and 10 O'clock Ray Flaws
 

 
                                                   

Plate   3:   Thin Base Lines                                   Plate   4:  The Spotted Plate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Plate   5:  The "O" of  Penny "Bulge" 
 
 
 

Plate   6:  The Less Spotted Plate
 
 
 

Plate   7:  The "O"Flaw Stage 1 and 2
 
 
 

Plate   8:  The "O" Flaw Stage 1 and 2
 
 
 
 

Plate   9:  The "O" Flaw Stage 2
 
 
 

Plate 10:  The "O" Flaw Stage 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

Plate 11:  The 7 O'clock Ray Flaw