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NOTES ON THE 'DOUBLE HEADS'

The majority of these images have been graciously provided by permission David Underwood.

rjl1sg119

SG 119 (RJL-1)  Yellowish-Green (shades)

SG Retail Price: Mint £13.00
SG Retail Price: Used £1.75

 

 

rjl1sg119sh

SG 119 (RJL-1)  Yellowish-Green (shades)

SG Retail Price: Mint £13.00
SG Retail Price: Used £1.75

 

 

 

 

120a1

SG 120a (Imperf Pair)

SG Retail Price: Mint £15 000
SG Retail Price: Used £7 500

Market Value: 50% of Retail

 

 

SG 121 (RJL-3)  Yellow-Olive

SG Retail Price: Mint £40.00
SG Retail Price: Used £4.75

 

 

SG 121 (RJL-3)  Yellow-Olive (distinct Green shade)

SG Retail Price: Mint £40.00
SG Retail Price: Used £4.75

 

 

rjl3yellow

SG 121 (RJL-3)  Yellow-Olive (distinct Yellow shade)

SG Retail Price: Mint £40.00
SG Retail Price: Used £4.75

 

 

RJL-4  Green (shades)

Est. Value: Mint £50.00
Est. Value: Used £5.00

 

 

rjl7-299f

RJL-7  Bronze Green

Est. Value: Mint £40.00
Est. Value: Used £20.00

 

 

 

rjl7-2

RJL-7  Bronze Green (shade)

Est. Value: Mint £40.00
Est. Value: Used £20.00

 

 

 

rjl9-299h

SG 122 (RJL-9)  Deep Dull Green

SG Retail Price: Mint £70.00
SG Retail Price: Used £50.00 (as CTO)

Not known postally used at time of writing.

 

 

rjl9sh-299i

SG 122 (RJL-9)  (Shade) Deep Green

SG Retail Price: Mint £70.00
SG Retail Price: Used £50.00 (as CTO)

Not known postally used at time of writing.

 

 

123-299j

SG 123  Bright Carmine

SG Retail Price: Mint £30.00
SG Retail Price Used £4.00

 

 

 

123-299k

SG 123  (Shade) Deep Bright Carmine

SG Retail Price: Mint £30.00
SG Retail Price: Used £4.00

 

 

 

123-299l

SG 123  (Shade) Pale Bright Carmine

SG Retail Price: Mint £30.00
SG Retail Price: Used £4.00

 

 

 

126-304a

SG 126  Black & Grey

Long Gash 2

SG Retail Price: Mint £55.00
SG Retail Price: Used £11.00

 

 

126-304

SG 126  (Shade) Black & Grey-Black

Long Gash 2

SG Retail Price: Mint £55.00
SG Retail Price: Used £11.00

 

 

SG 126 (v.1)  Black & 'Pearl' Grey

Long Gash 2

Est. Value: Mint £85.00
Est. Value: Used £20.00

 

 

127-309

SG 127  Purple-Black & Slate-Grey

Long Gash 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £160.00
SG Retail Price: Used £750.00*

*Despite the SG used value, this stamp is not known postally used.  Used forgeries exist.  See Forgeries section.

127sh-309a

SG 127  Purple-Black & Slate-Grey

Long Gash 3

A shade of the above.

SG Retail Price: Mint £160.00
SG Retail Price: Used £750.00*

*Not known postally used.

 

127v1-310

SG 127 (v.1)  Deep Purple-Black & Slate Grey

Long Gash 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £160.00
SG Retail Price: Used £750.00*

*Not known postally used.

127v2-311

SG 127 (v.2)  Pale Purple-Black & Slate-Grey

Long Gash 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £160.00
SG Retail Price: Used £750.00*

*Not known postally used.

 

127v2-311a

SG 127 (v.2)  Pale Purple-Black & Slate Grey

Long Gash 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £160.00
SG Retail Price: Used £750.00*

*Not known postally used.

 

128v1-300

SG 128-1  Sepia Black & (Silvery) Slate-Grey

Long Gash 1

SG Retail Price: Mint £65.00
SG Retail Price: Used £7.50

 

 

128v1sh-301

SG 128-1  (Shade) Sepia-Black & Slate-Grey

Long Gash 1

SG Retail Price: Mint £65.00
SG Retail Price: Used £7.50

 

 

128v2-302

SG-128-2  Black & (Sooty) Grey-Black

Long Gash 1

SG Retail Price: Mint £65.00
SG Retail Price: Used £7.50

 

 

129-341

SG 129  Slate-Black & (Greenish) Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

129-341a

SG 129  (shade) Slate-Black & (Greenish) Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

129-341b

SG 129  (shade) Slate-Black & (Greenish) Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

129sh-342

SG 129  (Shade) Black (Worn) & (Greyish) Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

129v1-343

SG 129 (v.1)  Slate-Black & Greyish-Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

129v2-343

SG 129 (v.2)  (Slate) Black & Brownish-Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

129v3-344

SG 129 (v.3)  Black & Deep Blackish-Slate

Hook 3

SG Retail Price: Mint £80.00
SG Retail Price: Used £10.00 (as CTO)*

 *Not known postally used.  Very undervalued as CTO.  Hardly more than 150 examples exist.

130-306

SG 130  (Slate) Black & Grey-Black

Long Gash 2

SG Retail Price: Mint £90.00
SG Retail Price: Used £20.00

 

 

130-306c

SG 130  (Shade) (Slate) Black & Deep Grey-Black

Long Gash 2

SG Retail Price: Mint £90.00
SG Retail Price: Used £20.00

 

 

130v1-307

SG 130 (v.1)  (Slate) Black & Brownish Grey-Black

Long Gash 2

SG Retail Price: Mint £90.00
SG Retail Price: Used £20.00

 

 

130v2-308

SG 130 (v.2)  Black & Black 'Buff Paper'

Long Gash 2

SG Retail Price: Mint £90.00
SG Retail Price: Used £20.00

 

 

rsca-317

RSC-A  Black & Drab Grey

Thick Ear 3

Est. Value: Mint £55.00
Est. Value: Used £75.00

 

 

rsca-317a

RSC-A  Black & Drab Grey

Thick Ear 3

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £55.00
Est. Value: Used £75.00

 

rscash-318

RSC-A  (Shade) Deep Black & Drab Grey

Thick Ear 3

Est. Value: Mint £55.00
Est. Value: Used £75.00

 

 

rsca-319

RSC-A  (Shade) Deep Black & Drab Grey

Thick Ear 3

Another deep portrait shade.

Est. Value: Mint £55.00
Est. Value: Used £75.00

 

rscb-319

RSC-B  (Worn, Sepia) Black & Grey-Black

Short Gash 3

"The Ghostly Heads" printing.

Est. Value: Mint £550.00
Est. Value: Used £15.00

 

rscd-312

RSC-D  Black & Grey-Black 'White Gum'

Thick Ear 1

Est. Value: Mint £90.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rsc-d

RSC-D  Black & Grey-Black 'White Gum' (shade)

Thick Ear 1

Est. Value: Mint £90.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rscdv1-313

RSC-D (v.1)  Black & Grey-Black 'Brownish Gum'

Thick Ear 1

Est. Value: Mint £90.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

rscdv1-313a

RSC-D (v.1)  Black & Grey-Black

Thick Ear 1

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £90.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

rsce-321

RSC-E  Black & Grey-Black

Thick Ear 4

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rsce-321b

RSC-E  Black & Grey-Black

Thick Ear 4

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

rscev1-322

RSC-E (v.1)  Black & Slatish Grey-Black

Thick Ear 4

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

RSC-F1  Black & (Sooty) Grey-Black

No Gash 3

Est. Value: Mint £250.00
Est. Value: Used £10.00

 

 

rscf2-335

RSC-F2  Deep Black & Grey-Black (Light)

No Gash 4

Est. Value: Mint £250.00
Est. Value: Used £10.00

 

 

rscg-332

RSC-G  Deep Black (Soft) & Deep Grey-Black

No Gash 2

Est. Value: Mint £550.00
Est. Value: Used £50.00

Known as the "Green Heads" (heads show up bright yellow-green under UV light).

 

rsch-337

RSC-H  Black & Slate-Green

No Gash 6

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rschsh-338

RSC-H  (Shade) Black & Slate-Green (Light)

No Gash 6

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50
 

 

 

rsci-315

RSC-I  Slate-Black & Deep Sepia-Black

Thick Ear 2

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £15.00

 

 

rsci-315a

RSC-I  Slate-Black & Sepia-Black

Thick Ear 2

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £15.00

 

rsciv1-316

RSC-I (v.1)  Slate-Black & Brownish Grey-Black

Thick Ear 2

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £15.00

 

 

rscj-324

RSC-J  Deep Black & Deep Black

Thick Ear 5

Est. Value: Mint £200.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rscj-324a

RSC-J  Deep Black & Deep Black

Thick Ear 5

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £200.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

rscj-324b

RSC-J  Deep Black & Deep Black

Thick Ear 5

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £200.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

rsck1-327

RSC-K1  Deep Black & Deep Black

No Gash 1

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rsck2-328

RSC-K2  Deep Black & Deep Black

No Gash 2

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

rsck2-329

RSC-K2  Deep Black & Deep Black

No Gash 2

A shade of the above.

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

rsck2sl-330

RSC-K2  (Slur) Deep Black & Deep Black

No Gash 2

Est. Value: Mint £150.00
Est. Value: Used £7.50

 

 

345kSG131

SG 131  Deep Ultramarine

Under UV, flouresces medium to bright yellow-green.

 

 

 

345bSG131a

SG 131a  Light Ultramarine

Under UV, non-fluorescent very pale (non-luminous) purple-violet. 

 

 

 

345cSG131aSh

SG 131a  (Shade) Dull Light Ultramarine

Under UV, non-fluorescent very pale (non-luminous) purple-violet.

 

 

 

345dSG132

SG 132  Dull Blue

Under UV, non-fluorescent dull blue.  No trace of green.

 

 

 

345eSG132Sh

SG 132  (Shade) Blue

Under UV, non-fluorescent dull blue.  No trace of green.

 

 

 

132cambridge

SG 132  (Shade) Blue

Under UV, non-fluorescent dull blue.  No trace of green.

Sometimes called the 'Cambridge' shade.

 

 

132oxford

SG 132  (Shade) Blue

Under UV, non-fluorescent dull blue.  No trace of green.

Sometimes called the 'Oxford' shade.

 

 

 

345hSG133

SG 133  Prussian Blue

Under UV, fluoresces luminous dull greenish-blue.

 

 

 

345iSG133Sh

SG 133  (Shade) Chalky Blue

Under UV, fluoresces luminous dull greenish-blue.

 

 

 

 

345jSG133Sh

SG 133  (Shade) Bright Deep Dull Blue

Under UV, fluoresces luminous dull greenish-blue.

 

 

 

345fRSCa

RSC-A  Deep Dull Blue

Under UV, non-fluorescent dull blue.  No trace of green.

Est. Value: Mint £50.00
Est. Value: Used £9.00

 

 

345gRSCaSh

RSC-A  (Shade) Pale Dull Blue

Under UV, non-fluorescent dull blue.  No trace of green.

Est. Value: Mint £50.00
Est. Value: Used £9.00

 

 

345lSG172

SG 172  Deep Ultramarine

Perf. 15 x 15

Under UV, flouresces medium to bright yellow-green.

 

 

345SG184

SG 184  Dark Ultramarine

Perf. 13½ x 13½

Under UV, non-fluorescent dark dull blue.

 

 

184

SG 184 (v.1)  Dull Ultramarine

Perf. 13½ x 13½

Under UV, non-fluorescent dark dull blue.

 

 

345aSG184v2

SG 184 (v.2)  Dark (Dull) Ultramarine "Buff Paper"

Perf. 13½ x 13½

Under UV, non-fluorescent dark dull blue.

 

 

134-048

SG 134  Dull Purple & (Dull) Ochre

Long Gash 1

 

 

 

134-347

SG 134  (Shade) Deep Dull Purple & (Dull) Ochre

Long Gash 1

 

 

 

SG 134  (Shade) Deep Dull Purple & (Dull) Ochre

Long Gash 1

Both head and frame have a wide range of shades.  See SG 137 below for a quick ID tip.

 

135-348

SG 135  Deep Purple-Violet & 'Aniline' Yellow-Ochre

Long Gash 3

As denoted by the word 'aniline', the frame color shows through quite significantly on the reverse.  This is not the only 3d that this can be said of though.

135-349

SG 135  (Shade) Deep Purple-Violet & Deep 'Aniline' Yellow-Ochre

Long Gash 3

 

 

136-147

SG 136  "Magenta" (Shades) & Ochre

Short Gash 2

 

 

 

137-243

SG 137  Violet & Ochre

Thick Ear 1

One quick way to separate this from the very similar and more common SG 134 is to get a sense of the definition contrast of the line contours of the portraits that distinguish Long Gash and Thick Ear.

137-261

SG 137  (Shade) Violet & Ochre

Thick Ear 1

 

 

 

137-266

SG 137  (Shade) Deep Violet & Ochre

Thick Ear 1

 

 

 

137-244

SG 137  (Shade) Deep Violet & Ochre (shade)

Thick Ear 1

Note the wide range of ochre shades of the frame.

 

 

rsca-351

RSC-A  Dull Red-Purple & Ochre (Fuzzy)

Short Gash 1

 

 

 

rsca-352

RSC-A  (Shade) Dull Redder Purple & Deep Ochre (Fuzzy)

Short Gash 1

 

 

 

rscb-230

RSC-B  Maroon & Ochre (Caked Ink)

Hook 3

Caveat: Often sold as SG 136.  But this is a much more common stamp.

 

 

rscb-371

RSC-B  (Shade) Maroon & Ochre (Caked Ink)

Hook 3

 

 

 

rscc-355

RSC-C  Deep Reddish-Purple & Ochre (Clear)

Hook 2

Caveat: Do not buy this stamp without a reputable certificate.

 

 

rscj-083

RSC-J  Deep Rose-Lilac & (Yellowish) Ochre

No Gash 6

Caveat: Do not buy this stamp without a reputable certificate.