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SG 214  Black & Deep Brown

Die I, Plate 1, Perf. 14

This is the SPECIMEN stamp.  
Fairly common mint; less frequent but not scarce used.
There are some slight frame shade variations.  
The perf. 15 (SG 218) colors are not quite the same.

SG Cat. Mint £150
SG Cat. Used £110

 

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SG 218  Black & Deep Brown

Die I, Plate 1, Perf. 15

The colour is very close to the Perf. 14 version, but a bit lighter and less reddish.  The portrait is much lighter, being now "Grey Black" on the SG Colour Key.
In rarity, it is much the same as Perf. 14.

SG Cat. Mint £17.00
SG Cat. Used £55.00