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The Rose-Reds 1857-1864


The so called "Rose-reds" are Die II, watermarked Large Crown type I or II, perforated 14 on white paper.  These stamps appear in a range of shades: bright rose-red (March -April 1857), pale red (April 1857),  deep rose-red (July 1857),  rose-red (September 1857), and pale rose-pink (1863). Below are examples of some of these shades:

 

                  

Examples of Rose-red and pale rose-pink
 
 
 
 

Rose-red block of 6 from Plate 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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