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The English & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company.
Plating - Group-2.

 

Shortcuts to different sections
Initial Foundations Key items Strategy Sheet Possibilities Group 2 Plate EIM Home Evidence Research Plating-Group-1 Plating-Group-3

 

Strangely, the largest multiple of the 1s with control numbers that I have seen, is only strips of 3, though there are 2 of them.
1/- multiple A02653-5 with flaws marked.
A02653 to A02655 has an example of the famous | for T flaw at A02654 in the middle. The other strip of 3 is A02622 to A02624 which also overlaps a remainder block of 4.
This flaw is mostly found on the 2s6d, but should also be on the 5s, though I have not yet seen any. Image courtesy of Steve Lawrie.

Evidence that the 2/6 and 5/- were produced from a copy of the 1/- transfer block.

Interestingly I have seen some of these where it seems that the '1' of the 1/- value
has been cleared out except part of the base where it touched the frame, then another value added.

Value change 1/- Value change 1/- Value change 2/6 Value change 5/-
From 4B-pane 1 of a block of 4 x remainders. From 4B-pane 2, A02694 From 4B-pane 1, C04344 From 4B-pane 1, G01684

 

Another example.

A02639 Value change 1/- C04369 Value change 2/6 C02219 Value change 2/6
From 9A-pane 1, A02639. From 9A-pane 1, C04369 From 9A-pane 2, C02219

It would seem that the 1/- was made first and then modified to produce the 2/6d and 5/- values.
Why wasn't a 'master' transfer block with no face value used?
I can only assume that when the 1/- plate was made, there were no plans for other values.
Anyway, this may sometimes help in confirming location.

 

Here is a break-down of Group 2. (1/-, 2/6d, 5/-) scans by quantities and column.

Column 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Total
1/- Qty 3 3 5 5 10 2 2 3 5 3 41
2/6d Qty 6 10 8 6 8 7 8 10 4 7 74
5/- Qty 4 5 2 2 6 2 1 2 2 4 30
Totals 13 18 15 13 24 11 11 15 11 14 145

An interesting peak at column-5, caused mostly by 1/- stamps.

 

Group 2 Initial Foundations:

Whilst the 1/- forms the beginning of this group, the other values have important differences.
The two panes of the 1/- value were inverted relative to each other with about half an inch or 13mm between panes and half that between stamps within the panes.
With the 2/6d and 5/- values, both panes were the same way up, with again probably about half an inch or 13mm between panes, but significantly
more below the bottom pane. Both panes of the 2/6d and 5/- values were created from one of the 1/- panes, and I will designate that 1/- pane as Pane 1.
For the other values, I will use Pane 1 to indicate the top pane, though in practice it may not be easy to determine which that was.
I will and at least be consistent until evidence emerges to distinguish them.

Key items.

Shortcuts to different sections
Item 1 - Top row Item 2 - Top row extension Item 3 - Rows 2 and 3 Item 4 - Tête-bêche pairs Item 5 - Row 4

Item 1

Here are some examples of the 1/- from position 4A:

EIM-4A Pane 1  EIM--4A Pane 1 with selvedge  EIM-4A Pane 2
The two examples on the right are to show that the flaws at the top-left are not simply printing flaws.
The centre stamp has selvedge indicating the top of its pane. I will refer to it as
Key item 1.

 

Item 2

C04364 flaws   C04114 flaws   similar flaws on a 5/-

The two, column 4, 2s6d stamps have very similar flaws inherited from the Pane-1, shilling stamp, but the values are drawn differently. They are from different panes.
Both panes were produced from the same, column-4, 1/- pane. The 5/- example shows that it too was from the same 1/- pane.
Additionally, because the 1/- was from the top of its pane, we know that these are from the top of their panes.
C04364 is from this strip of 9, from C04362 to C04370:

English & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company strip of 2s6d x 9.
This strip, from C04362 to C04370, I now know to be from the top row of pane 1.

 

The top-left stamp of this block has flaws matching the left-hand 1/- stamp shown above.

5-flaw on remainder block

That tells us that it is from 4A pane-2, the top-right is 5A pane-2, and the stamps below are 4B and 5B. They have some fairly distinctive flaws that can be matched.
4B matches A02694 and 5B matches A02695. I will refer to this block as
Key item 2.

 

Item 3

The top stamps in this block below are similar, but different to the bottom stamps of the block above.
This is pane-1, and here, 4B matches C04344 and 5B matches C04305 on 2/6d stamps.

5-flaw on remainder block

The stamps below are thus 4C and 5C of Pane-1. The flaws on 5C are particularly significant. I will refer to this block as
Key item 3.

 

EIM-3a-p2x  EIM-34a-p1x

A matching 2/6 for position 4a pane 1 extends this to the 2/6, but we have two different column 3 stamps with large margins at the top, implying a gap between the panes on the 2/6 sheet, probably intended for guillotining.

C04161-3 strip

1a2a pane 1 pair C02183x
-
-
A pair of remainders from 1a and 1b of pane 1 with a paper fold subsequently ironed out. The top-left corner was popular. C02183 from 3a pane 2 as referenced above.

These 2/6d top row stamps also help to extend Key item 2.

 

 

Item 4

Of particular significance for this group are the Tête-bêche pairs. We know they represent the fifth row, row-E of each pane, though working out which pane is which for each pair may be a problem.
I have defined pane-1 of the 1/- stamps as being that which was used to produce the other values, so a comparison with the other values is essential.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Reconstructed strip of 7 tête-bêche pairs
2/9 - Mark Gibson 3/8 - Steve Lawrie 4/7,5/6 and 6/5 - Mine 7/4 - courtesy of the Great Britain Philatelic Society 8/3 - Steve Lawrie

This is a reconstruction (at half my normal size) of the 7 scans that I have of tête-bêche pairs.
Amazingly they are all from different positions out of the possible 10, these are columns 2 to 8.
I now know that there is another pair of tête-bêche pairs in the Royal collection. I think it very likely that it is the pair missing from the right-hand end, columns 9 and 0, possibly with side-selvedge.
That leaves only column 1 to find, again possibly with side-selvedge - come on, own up, who has it ?
Some certainly look like they came from the same sheet, others probably not. I have been guided though by the horizontal creasing.
It is also likely that some have been trimmed to improve appearance. I am hopeful that the remaining 3 columns can perhaps be shown here one day.
Column 7/4 - courtesy of the Great Britain Philatelic Society was illustrated in the Langmead & Huggins book, but I don't know who owns it now.

 

I will start with this, it is the central block from a complete sheet of 100 stamps, with 5E and 6E of both panes.

Pane-1, 5E Pane-1, 6E C02236 at 6E (pane-2)
flaws on central 4/5 tête-bêche flaws on C02236
flaws on C02195
Pane-2, 6E Pane-2, 5E Poor image of C02195 at 5E (pane-1)

 

This is a digitally-rejoined pair of tête-bêche pairs, from 3E and 4E (pane-1, top) / 7E and 8E (pane-2, bottom). The tête-bêche pairs at left and right are inverted to aid comparison of pane differences.

Pane-2, 3E Pane-1, Top-left (3E) corresponds to a 2/6d remainder and top-right (4E) corresponds to another 2/6d remainder Pane-2, 4E
flaws on inverted SL pos 3,8 tête-bêche flaws on cols 2/3 tête-bêche flaws on inverted LH tête-bêche
Pane-1, 8E Pane-2. Bottom-left (8E) corresponds to A02898, bottom-right (7E) I don't have another example of, but is very similar to C04377. Pane-1, 7E

 

flaws on cols 2-9 tête-bêche flaws on 5s 2E remainder





flaws on C04139 (inverted)
C04139
That leaves this one.
It is from Pane-1, column-2 / Pane-2, column-9.
Both of course have similarities with the 2/6d and 5/- stamps,
but I don't have enough images to know which are constant flaws.

I will refer to the tête-bêche pairs collectively as
Key item 4.

 

 

 

5s bottom margin.
G01801 flaws

This 5/- remainder from the bottom-left of the sheet matches G01801.
I have scans of G01802 and G01810 on the same strip.
This remainder is from position E1.

I do not have any 1/- or 2/6d scans from that position, but
together these will help to extend Key item 4.

 

 

Item 5

This is probably the best know flaw on these, the '|' for 'T' flaw in 'TELEGRAPH'.

A02654 flaws C04384 flaws

I needed a 'Key Item' in the 'D-row' and it turns out, that currently at least, D4 is the only location where all the other column 4 stamps are known.
This can only be D4. I know what D4 pane-1 must look like, but I only have one image of the 1/-, so I don't know if pane-2 of the 1/- has this flaw.
It is though on both panes of the 2/6d and should be on both panes of the 5/- also.
Key item 5.

 


 

Strategy:

In combination, the different values of this group allow us to extend identification of stamps outwards from the 'Key Items'.

I will use the term 'park' to indicate that I have allocated a provisional place in the sheet which does not conflict with other information.
Whilst it is my best guess, it is only that and may need to be corrected as more information is found.

Initially I tried to show all values on one 'sheet'. Since the bottom shilling pane was upside-down, this became confusing.
Now I am using a separate 'sheet' for it.

 

Possible sheet arrangements:

1/- possibility showing blocks and tête-bêche pairs
Concept of 1/- sheet layout
Other value possibilies
Concept of 1/- sheet layout

The top and bottom panes on at least some sheets may have been separated by guillotine in batches before numbering.

The only known tête-bêche pairs are of one shilling values.
Previous writers have implied that other values were printed from plates in the same format, however there is evidence that at least some were not.
Some stamps are from the bottom row with selvedge too wide for the tête-bêche layout above.

 

 

    Group 2 (1/-) showing 1/- blocks and tête-bêche pairs.
61% complete.

Group 2 Plate

Group 2 (2/6 and 5/-) showing 2/6 strip and 5/- pair.
84% complete.
 
Pane 1
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
A A02631
1A-p1
    4A-p1a
4A-p1b
A02635   A02637
7A-p1
8A-p1 A02639  
B   A02622
A02722
A02623
A02723
3B-p1
4Bp1 rem2
A02624
A02794
5B-p1
A02825
      9B-a  
C 1C-p1     4C-p1 5C-p1
A02705
      A02619
9C-p1
0C-a
D   2D-pane 1 A02653
3D-p1
A02654 A02655       9D-a 0D-pane 1
E   2E-pane 1 3E-pane 1 A02734
4E-pane 1
5E-pane 1
5E-p1
A02645
6E-pane 1 LHTB-b 8E-pane 1
8E-b
8E-c
A02739  
 
E A02900
0e-pane 2
0e-p2-2
A02799
9e-pane 2
A02798
A02898
8e-pane 2
A02687
7e-pane 2
6e-pane 2 5e-pane 2 A02794
LHTB-a
3e-pane 2    
D A02860 A02859
9d-p2a
9d-p2b
  7d-pane 2 A02756
A02856
A02715
5D-a
    A02712
2D-pane 2
 
C A02630   A02668     A02765
A02865
A02864
4C-a
A02863    
B       A02877   5b-p2
A02695
A02875
4b-p2a
4b-p2b
A02694
A02773
3B-p2
A02872 A02841
A   9A-p2 8A-a     5a-p2 4ap2,4Ap2
A02674
A02784
A02673   A02671
  0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
A C04161
C04261
C04162
C04362
3A-p1, 3A
C04163
C04363
4A-p1
C04364
C04265
C04365
5s-5A
C04366 C04367 C04168
C04268
C04368
C04369 C04370
B G01681 C04342
G01682
C04343 C04344
G01684
C04305 G01686 C04097
C04207
C04208   C04100
C04210
C C04241
1C-p1
C04242
G01622
C04193
G01873
  C04245
C04445
G01625
C02116
C04106
  G01628
G01748
C04499 G01570
G01870
D 1D-p1a
1D-p1b
C02162
C04082
C04382 5s
C04083 C04384 C04085
G01715
  C02167 8D-p1   C02120
5s-0Da
5s-0Db
E   G01642 G01643 4e-p1 C02195 6E-p1a
6E-p1b
    C02199 C04080
C04480
 
A 1A-p2
C02211
G01791
2A-p2 3A-p2
C02183
C04114
5s-4A
G01695
G01795
  7A-p2 C02218
C04408
C02219
G01799
G01700
B G01751 C04452 C04413
G01633
5s-3B
G01574 C04155
5B-p2
5s-5B
C04416
G01636
C04457
G01737
C04418
G01638
G01639 0B-p2
C C04391
G01671
C04492
5s-Rem
Rem-3c-1
Rem-3c-2
  C04395
G01675
G01765
  C04397 C04128
2s6d-8C
5s-8C
  C02130
G01820
0C-p2
D   C04142
C04232
C04143 C04144
C04434
4d-p2
5d-p2 C04336
C04436
6d-p2
C04147 C04288    
E G01801
5s-Rem 1E
G01702
G01802
5s-Rem 2E
3e-p2 4e-p2a
4e-p2b
4e-p2c
  C02236
6e-p2
C04377
7e-p2-a
7e-p2-b
C02238 C04139 G01810
0e-p2
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Pane 2

Click on control numbers to see images.

Some of these items (A02645, A02705, C04097 and G01681) are of stamps that can be seen here - BT Archive.

 

 A02635 presents a bit of a problem as it has a large flaw at top-left that is not seen on C04365
              suggesting that it should be pane 2, but at pane 2 there is a remainder block of 4 that
              appeares to belong there. It may be a printing flaw, but there is a similar mark, though
              in a slightly different position on C02236 that is constant. more 5A examples are needed.
 G01642 / G01643 are hard to place. Like many of the 5/- stamps, they are fairly featureless apart
              from the value inscriptions. They do not match Pane 2. Perhaps more images will make
              things clearer.
 G01570 and G01870 match each other well, including the value, but do not match anything in this
              column. It does not belong here, but I have nowhere to put it. They are an anomaly.
              Hopefully more images will shed some light on this.
 G01751 matches well stamps at 5C. However the value numerals on this, G01625 and G01765
              are all different !
G01751 has no selvedge and I have no other images from the strip.
              My only explanation is that it must be a substituted cliché from 5C pane 1 of the 1/- plate
              with the digit changed for a third time.
 C04100 Illustration is from Langmead & Huggins. Courtesy of the Great Britain Philatelic Society.  
Not tied.
Not attached to any key item.
Provisional.
Key items 1 & 2
Remainder from top row, matching a long strip and block of 4.
Key item 3
Remainder block of 4,
matching overlapping
strips of 2/6 and 5/-.
Key item 4
This is the
tête-bêche pairs.
Key item 5
'|ELEGRAPH'
varieties.
For the 1/- plate
Panes are recognised
by comparison with the
other denominations.

 

A discovery with the Bonelli 6d stamps may offer a clue to some of these anomalies.
There is direct proof of a substituted cliché of at least one, and possibly two positions on the bottom row of the sheet.
If for example with G01751, a column 5 cliché was used to repair position 1B (on the left edge), it could explain it,
but it would have to have been a 1/- cliché to require the value to have been re-done.

Similarly for G01570/G01870 (also on the edge of the plate), a substitution could account for the problem.
A02635 is also in an exposed position. Hopefully more examples will make things clear.

 


 

Breakdown of flaws by column:
Column-1 Column-2 Column-3 Column-4 Column-5 Column-6 Column-7 Column-8 Column-9 Column-0

 

 

I have 10 scans from Group 2, column 1 though one is rather small, looking at them:

C04261 flaws A02671 flaws G01791 flaws
Group 2, Column 1, Type a   on C04161 and C04261.
C04161 is on the same strip as C04163 which matches a remainder
with top selvedge - 1a-pane 1.
This is similar to C02211 and a remainder with top selvedge - 1a-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 1, Type b   on A02631 and A02671
G01791 has some features in common, but is on the same strip as G01799
which does not match C02219(adjoining C02218) at 9A.
A02631 is on the same strip as A02637/9 - 1A-pane 1.
A02671 is on the same strip as A02674 - 1A-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 1, Type a?   on G01791.  These flaws are
similar to Type b, but this is on the same strip as G01799
Note the mark on the shamrock is similar to 8A. 'Parking' at 1a-pane 2.

 

G01801 flaws A02841 flaws C04391 flaws
Group 2, Column 1, Type c   on G01801.  These flaws are also
on the 5/- remainder from the bottom-left of a sheet.
G01801 joins G01802. 'parking' at 1e-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 1, Type d   on A02841.
A few features, some of which might be constant. No close matches.
The closest without conflict is G01751 because of the base of the '1'.
However G01751 does not seem to fit anywhere either.
'parking' this at 1b-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 1, Type e   on C04391, G01671 and a 5/- remainder.
A few features, many matching a 1s remainder.
Some of these match C04241 which adjoins C04242. - pane 1.
C04241 has less flaws and the 2 6 lower down. C04391 is on the same strip
as C04395 and C04397. G01671 on strip with G01675.
'parking' the 5/- remainder at 1c-pane 1. and the others at 1c-pane 2.

 

1D flaws 1B flaws C04231
Group 2, Column 1, Type c   on 2s6d remainder.  This is clearly Col.1
The flaws do not match 1A, 1C or 1E. They also do not match A02841 at 1B.
There is another remainder very similar.
An interesting similarity with C04492 at 2C is shown below.
'Parking' at 1D-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 1, Type ?   on G01751
This looks like a 5C stamp, but it doesn't match either pane !
It does not match G01681 on the strip with G01682 etc,
but there are few options. 'Parking' at 1B-pane 2.
I am left with this.
C04231. This adjoins C04232 at 2D pane 2
It will probably not be very useful.
Placing at 1D pane 2.

 

 

I have 14 scans from Group 2, column 2, more than any others, plus a tête-bêche pair.
I found (arguably) 6 different types out of the 13 examples I had scans of.

C04492 flaws A02712 flaws C04142 flaws
Group 2, Column 2, Type a   on G01622, C04242 and C04492.
C04242 is similar to C04492 except for the value and adjoins C04241 (p1).
There is also a 5/- remainder with different value to G01622.
G01625 is at 5C-p1, parking G01622 and C04242 at 2C-pane 1.
Parking C04492 and 5/- remainder at 2C-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 2, Type ba   on A02712, C02162, C04082 and C04382.
Also on a 1s remainder. See also Type bb.
C04382 is on the same strip as C04384 that is an '|' for 'T' variety.
C04082 is on the same strip as C04083 and C04085.
Type bb is at 2D-pane 2 So I will 'park' these at 2D-pane 1 .
Group 2, Column 2, Type bb   on C04142 and C04232.
This is like Type ba except for the mark under the 'H'.
C04142 is on the same strip as C04143 and C04144.
So I will 'park' this at 2D-pane 2 .

 

C04162 flaws C04342 flaws A02872 flaws
Group 2, Column 2, Type c   on C04162 and C04362.
C04162 is on the same strip as C04163 which matches a remainder
with top selvedge. 2a-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 2, Type da   on A02872, C04342 and G01682.
C04342 must be on the same strip as C04344,
A02872 is on the same strip as A02877. Parking these at 2B-pane 2 .
C04452 is similar without the magenta flaw, parking that at 2B-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 2, Type da   on A02872.
This is like the 2/6 except it does not have the broken 'E',
hence parking this at 2B-pane 2.

 

EIM-A02722 flaws G01642 flaws 2e pane 1 flaws
Group 2, Column 2, Type db   on A02622 and A02722.
2722 adjoins A02723; A02622 adjoins A02623 and A02624.
This is like the 1/- Pane 2 except an extra couple of flaws,
hence parking this at 2B-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 2, Type e   on G1702, G01802 and G01642.
G01802 joins G01801 which matches a remainder from bottom of sheet.
'Parking' that at 2e-pane 2. G01642 has the value in a different place,
'Parking' that at. 2e-pane 1. These conflict with Type f
The adjoining G01643 also conflicts with 3E-p2.
Group 2, Column 2, Type f   on a TB pair with Col-9.
This has flaws that do not seem to match the others.
The other half partially matches A02739
Verified as 2E-pane 1, but perhaps should be pane 2.

This would give 50 different stamps per pane. A second pane may or may not have the values inscribed differently,
depending on whether they were inscribed before or after the first pane was duplicated.

 

I have 15 scans from Group 2, column 3. They are fairly good, and there are also 2 tête-bêche pair scans.

C04363 flaws C02183 flaws A02673 flaws
Group 2, Column 3, Type aa   on C04163, C04363 & C04463.
Also on a 2/6 remainder from the top row in pair with column 4.
and a 5s remainder  -  3a-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 3, Type ab   on C02183.
This matches a remainder, also from the top row.
3A-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 3, Type ac   on A02673.
A few features, some may be constant. This joins A02674
so should be 3A-pane 2 but is not a good match to Type ab.

 

C04193 flaws EIM-A02723 flaws EIM-G01633 flaws
Group 2, Column 3, Type b   on A02863, C04193 and G01873.
A02863 is on a strip of 3 on C-row. There are two 5/- remainders with
flaws matching the green ones. They also match G01873 except the value.
'Parking' arbitrarily at 3c-pane 1 . Remainders at 3c-pane 2 (extra flaw).
Group 2, Column 3, Type ca  on A02623, A02723, A02773 and 2 x 1/- rem.
Some of these features are on the 2/6d and 5s Panes.
A02623 is on the same strip as A02622 and A02624 (pane 1)
'Parking' A02623 and A02723 at 3B-pane 1.
'Parking' A02773 at 3B-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 3, Type cb   on G01633, C04413 and C04343.
Some of these features are on the 1/- remainder at 3B.
G01633 is on the same strip as G01636 and G01639, 'Parking' it at 3B-pane 2 .
C04343 is on the same strip as C04342 and C04344, 'Parking' it at 3B-pane 1 .
C04413 is on the same strip as C04416 and C04418, 'Parking' it at 3B-pane 2 .

 

EIM-A02653 flaws 3D remainder flaws C04143 flaws
Group 2, Column 3, Type d   on (damaged)A02653, a 1s remainder and (perhaps) C04143 ?
A02653 is on the same strip as A02654 and A02655. A02654 matches C04144 on the same strip as C04143. A02653 is not a very good match for C04143, except the second 'E' in 'TELEGRAPH' has a similarly rounded top corner.
C0483 is similar and at 3D pane 1 due to others on the same strip. It may be that the A02653-5 strip is from pane 2.
'Parking' at 3d-pane 1 .

 

Gp2-Col3fa flaws Gp2-Col3fb flaws Gp2-Col3fc flaws
Group 2, Column 3, Type ea   on a tête-bêche pair.
In theory these should both be from column 3, but opposite panes.
They have some common flaws and some different flaws.
Because of the other half, this is 'parked' at 3e-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 3, Type eb   on a tête-bêche pair.
In theory these should both be from column 3, but opposite panes.
They have some common flaws and some different flaws.
Because of the other half, this is 'parked' at 3E-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 3, Type ec   on 2/6 remainder.

'parked' at 3E-pane 2.

 

G01643 flaws
Group 2, Column 3, Type ed   on G01643.
G01643 is on the same strip as G01642 (2E pane 1). It does not match 3E pane 1.
See remainders above. 'parking' at 3E-pane 1.

 

 

I have 11 scans from Group 2, column 4 and have a couple of 1/- remainder blocks shown above.

C04434 flaws C04384 flaws
Group 2, Column 4, Type a   on C04144 and C04434 for one pane and C04384 for the other. Also on A02654.
Langmead & Huggins state that there is only one per sheet, but they don't know the position !
C04144 and C04434 both have a flaw on the 'E' of 'ENGLISH' that is not on C04384. Also the '2' of the value is different.
There is clearly one per pane on the 2/6 sheet, though there may be only one on the 1/- sheet.
Parking A02654 and C04384 at 4d-pane 1 and the other two at 4d-pane 2 because C04144 is on the same strip as C04142/3/7.

 

A02784 flaws C04364 flaws
Group 2, Column 4, Type ba   on A02674 and A02784,
A02674 is on the same strip as A02671 and A02673.
These are placed at 4A-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 4, Type bb   on C04364 and C04114,
C04364 is on the same strip as C04363. Also on a remainder from the
top row in pair with col.3, and also two 1s rems. + 5s rem. - 4a-pane 1.
C04114 is slightly different, placing at 4A-pane 2.

 

G01684 flaws A02694 A02864 flaws
Group 2, Column 4, Type ca   on G01684 and C04344.
A02694 is similar, but from the other pane. Matches 1s remainder block.
4B-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 4, Type cb   on A02694, A02624, A02794, some
1/- remainders and perhaps G01574. A2794 doesn't have the broken 'E'.
A02624 adjoins A02622,3. This is similar to Type ca but different.
so placing A02694 at 4b-pane 2. A02624, A02794 at 4B-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 4, Type d   on A02864.
There are a number of features, matches remainder block of
the opposite pane, and a remainder single.
Same strip as A02865, 4C-pane 2.

 

A02734 flaws A02794 flaws
Group 2, Column 4, Type ea   on A02734 (same row as A02739).
This matches one of the L&H tête-bêche pair stamps.
It is also quite a good match for the 2/6 remainder from the bottom of a sheet.
A02739 is at 9E-pane 1, so 'parking' A02734 at 4E-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 4, Type eb   on A02794
A02794 is on the same row as A02798 and A02799.
This matches one of the L&H tête-bêche pair stamps.
'parking' A02794 at 4E-pane 2 .

 

 

I have 24 scans from Group 2, column 5 and have a couple of 1/- remainder blocks shown above.

A02865 flaws 5C-p1 flaws A02825 flaws
Group 2, Column 5, Type a on A02865 (5cp2), C04245, G01625. 5c-p1
(G01765, G01675 and the C0s have an extra dot near the break). 
(C04245 is on the same strip as C04241 on pane 1).
C04395 has the value different to C04245.
Placing at 5C-pane 2
Group 2, Column 5, Type a on A02705 (BT Archive ) and
a remainder block of four.
The large green flaw towards the top, I had assumed was not constant
until I saw A02705. It is not on the 2/6d or 5/-, so I need to reconsider
which block of four is in which pane since I am defining pane 1 of the 1/-
as that which produced the 2/6d and 5/-.
Group 2, Column 5, Type b
on A02825, allocated 5b-pane 1.
on C04305 and similar to A02695 and A02875.
C04155, a 2s6d remainder and 5s remainder are similar.
Allocating C04305 to 5B-pane 1.
Allocating C04155 and the 2 remainders to 5B-pane 2.

 

A02635 flaws 5A-p2 flaws C04365 flaws
Group 2, Column 5, Type c   on A02635
The flaw marked in green may not be constant,
I have no other example scan.
Group 2, Column 5, Type c   This is part of a block of 4,
currently allocated to Pane 2. Comparisons of 4A suggest that
it belongs there.
Group 2, Col 5, Type c   on C04265,C04365,G01695,G01795
these are on the same strips as C04261/8 and C04363 respectively.
Also very similar to a 5s remainder and a 1/- remainder block (5a p2).
The 5s remainder has large margin at top, G01695 has the value different.
Allocating C04265, C04365 and the 5s remainder to 5a-pane 1.

 

A02655 flaws A02715 flaws 5E pane 1 flaws
Group 2, Column 5, Type da on A02655, C04085 and G01715
A02655 is on the same strip as A02653 and A02654.
So I will 'park' A02655 and G01715 at 5D-pane 1 .
C04085 matches a 5D-p2 remainder but C04082 matches D2-p1.
parking C04085 at 5D-p1
Group 2, Column 5, Type db   on A02715 and a remainder.
There are a number of features in common with Type da
A02715 is on the same strip as A02712 (now 2D-pane 2),
So I will 'park' this at 5D-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 5, Type e   on tête-bêche pairs (AH).
On A02645 (BTArchive). Also matches the poor image of C02195.
Locating at 5E-pane 1. Pane 2 is slightly different.

Again it looks like about 5 different types in this column, though it bothers me that there should be so many of one type.
The 5 examples of Type a, match on quite a few minor points as well as the ones indicated.

 

I have 11 scans from Group 2, column 6.

C04366 flaws C04416 flaws G01636 flaws
Gp2-Col6-R5 flaws
Group 2, Column 6, Type a   on C04366.
A few flaws, some may be constant. On the same strip as C04363
On a long strip at 6A-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 6, Type ba   on C04416 and G01686.
G01686 is the same strip as G01684 (4B-pane 1)
'Parking' at 6B-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 6, Type bb   On G01636, on the same
strip as G01639. This has a feature matching a tête-bêche pair.
It is also similar to G01686(type b). 'Parking' at 6B-pane 2.

 

C02116 flaws C04436 flaws C02236 flaws
Group 2, Column 6, Type c   on C02116 and C04106.
and a remainder.
'Parking' at 6C-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 6, Type d   on C04336, C04436, 2/6 Remainder.
A02756 and A02856 have a few more flaws visible.
C04436 is on the same strip as C04434 (4d-pane 2).
'Parking' at 6D-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 6, Type e   on C02236 + 2/6 & 5s remainders.
Some on T/B AH pairs, but not bottom flaw! Parking at 6e-pane 2.

 

 

I have 11 scans from Group 2, column 7.
Though they are all a reasonable size, it has proven difficult to find convincing matches.

C04367 flaws C04147 flaws C04457 flaws
Group 2, Column 7, Type a   on A02637 and C04367.
this is on the same strip as C04363. 7A-pane 1.
There is a remainder with many matching flaws but the value
drawn differently. Placing it in 7A-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 7, Type b   on C04147 & 1s remainder.
C04147 is on the same strip as C04144, 'Parking' at 7d-pane 2 .
C02167 (see C02162) is similar but the value is drawn differently.
'Parking' C02167(less flaws) at 7D-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 7, Type c   on C04457, some on C04207
and C04097. One flaw matches G01737. Some match A02877.
C04207 is on the strip with C04208 and C04210 (pane 1).
'Parking' A02877, C04207 and C04097 at 7B-pane 1
'parking' C04457 and G01737 at 7b-pane 2

 

LH TB pair flaws A02687 flaws C04377 flaws C04397 flaws
Group 2, Column 7, Type d   on L&H tête-bêche pair.
A few features that might be constant.
Currently 'parked' at 7E-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 7, Type d   on A02687 and L&H T/B pair.
A few features that are fairly constant.
Currently 'parked' at 7E-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 7, Type d  on C04377 and two 5/- Remainders.
The features marked in red match a 2s6d remainder. Two of them
match the previous tête-bêche stamp. 'Parking' at 7e-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 7, Type e   on C04397.
A couple of features that might be constant. I have no matches though.
This is on the same strip as C04395(5c-p2) and C04391.
7c-pane 2.

 

 

I have 16 scans from Group 2, column 8 though 1 is a bit small. There are also a couple of tête-bêche pairs.

C04368 flaws A02898 flaws Gp2-Col3fb flaws
Group 2, Column 8, Type a   on C04168, C04268 and C04368.
Also on 2/6 and 5/- remainders and 1s remainders for each pane. .
C04368 is on the same strip as C04363. Parking at 8a-pane 1.
C02218 & C04408 are similar, but value different, Parking at 8A-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 8, Type ba   on A02798 and A02898.
Also on a stamp in a tête-bêche pair above. The other has only the flaws in red.
A02798 is on the same strip as A02799(poor image).
More flaws so allocating to 8E-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 8, Type bb   on C02238 and tête-bêche pairs.
This is from the opposite pane from Type ba.
These flaws are also on two 1/- remainders. Matches C02238
(same row as C02236) better, so allocating both to 8e-pane 1

 

G01628 flaws 5s-C8 pane 2 flaws C04288 flaws
Group 2, Column 8, Type c   on G01628 and G01748.
G01628 is on the same strip as G01622 & G01625.
See pane 2 also. Some of the flaws are on A02668.
The two 5s have values written identically.   8C-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 8, Type c  on C04128 and 2s6d + 5s remainders
like the last (Type c, 8C-pane 1) but with the value different.
Some of the flaws are on A02668. Allocating at.   8C-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 8, Type d   On C04288.
This has a number of features, some of which may be constant.
It has a lot of flaws so parking at 8d-pane 2.
There is a 2s6d remainder at 8D-pane 1.

 

C04208 flaws C04418 flaws G01638 flaws
Group 2, Column 8, Type e   On C04208.
This has a few features, some of which may be constant.
This is on the same strip as C04210.
'Parked' at 8b-pane 1. (see next)
Group 2, Column 8, Type e ?   On C04418.   This looks
like another example of Type e, but perhaps from the other pane.
It is on the same strip as C04416 (6B-pane 2).
'Parked' at 8B-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 8, Type f ?   On G01638.   This is on
the same strip as G01633, G01636 and G01639, so belongs at
8B-pane 2. It is not a good match for C04418 on the left though.

 

 

I have 11 scans from Group 2, column 9 (including 4 ending with 39), and a tête-bêche pair.

A02639 flaws G01799 flaws G01639 flaws
Group 2, Column 9, Type aa   on A02639, C02219 and C04369.
C04369 is on a long strip, 'parked' at 9a-pane 1.
C02219 has the value different and adjoins C02218, There is also a 1s remainder
matching C02219. 'parking' together with G01791, at 9a-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 9, Type ab   on G01799.
There are a few features, some of which might be constant.
On the same strip as G01795 (matching 5A-pane 2). 'Parking' G01799
at 9A-pane 2, though it is not a good match for C04369.
Group 2, Column 9, Type b   on G01639.
The red features are also on a 1s remainder.
G01639 is on the same strip as G01636 (6B-pane 2).
'Parking' at 9B-pane 2 .

 

C04499 flaws A02619 flaws A02859 A02859
Group 2, Column 9, Type ca   on C04499.
C04499 is on the same strip as C04492 (2C-pane 1),
so 'Parking' at 9C-pane 1 . see also Type cb.
Group 2, Column 9, Type cb   on A02619 and a 1/- remainder
This is similar to the last, though not sure which pane/s.
'Parking' both at 9C-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 9, Type da.  on A02859 and on 2 remainders.
A02859 is on the same strip as A02856(6D-pane 2) and A02860, so
'parking' A02859 at 9D-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 9, Type db.   Normal 'A' in 'VALUE', on a remainder.
See A02859 is on the left.
'parking' at 9D-pane 1.

 

C02199 flaws C04139 flaws A02739 flaws Col9e-p2 flaws
Group 2, Column 9, Type ea   on A02739, C02199
C02199 is on the same strip as C02195 (5E-p1).
So 'Parking' C02199 at 9E-pane 1 .

Group 2, Column 9, Type ea   on A02739, C04139 and
a poor image of A02799 on the same strip as A02798 (8E-pane 2).
C02199 is at 9E-pane 1, so 'Parking' C04139 at 9E-pane 2 .
Group 2, Column 9, Type ea   on A02739.
The green flaws are not on the 1/- pane 2.
'Parking' with at 9e-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 9, Type eb   on a TB pair (with Col-2).
The green flaw does not seem to match the other pane.
'Parking' with at 9e-pane 2 .

 

I have 11 scans from Group 2, column 0.

C04370 flaws G01700 flaws C04210 flaws C02130 flaws
Group 2, Column 0, Type a   on C04370.
Plenty of features, but I have not found any other 2/6d to match so far.
On a long strip, 'parking' at 0a-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 0, Type a   on G01700.
Similar to C04370 but missing some flaws
On the same strip as G01695, so 'parking' at 0a-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 0, Type b   on C04210 and a 2/6 remainder.
These can also be seen on C04100 (Langmead & Huggins ).
C04210 is on the same strip as C04208 (8b-p2).
'Parking' at 0B-pane 1. Remainder at 0B-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 0, Type c   on C02130, G01820 and a 5/- remainder.
There is a 1/- remainder with these flaws and some extra
Arbitrarily 'parking' the 1/- in 0C-pane 1. and the rest at 0C-pane 2.

 

A02860 flaws C02120 flaws C04080 flaws
Group 2, Column 0, Type da   on A02860.
Has many minor features, but I have not found anything to match so far.
It is on the same strip as A02856 (6D pane 2) and A02859. The bar
of the '1/.' can be used to match other values.
'Parking' at 0D-pane 2.
Group 2, Column 0, Type db   on C02120.
The features marked in red match a 1s remainder and two 5s remainders.
'Parking' at 0d-pane 1.

Group 2, Column 0, Type ea   on A02900, C04080, C04480,
G01810 and 5/- and 2/6 remainders.
A02900 is on the same strip as A02898 parking at 0E-pane 2 ?
G01810 is on the same strip as G01801/2.'Parking' at 0E-pane 2 .
Parking C04080 and C04480 at 0E-pane 1 .

 

A02900 flaws G01870 flaws A02630 flaws

Group 2, Column 0, Type eb   on A02900 and two 1/- remainders.
This is the Pane 2 version of the previous.
A02900 is on the same strip as A02898 parking at 0E-pane 2 ?

Group 2, Column 0, Type ?   on G01870 and G01570
I am forced to pair this with something. Not much similarity, but
the closest match appears to be G01820 (0C-pane 2).
'Parking' at 0c-pane 1.
Group 2, Column 0, Type ?   on A02630
Quite a few flaws, some may be constant
I have few places to put this
'Parking' at 0c-pane 2. but it is not a good match for pane-1.

The last couple of images here are causing problems. Hopefully they will be resolved as more pieces of the puzzle are found.

 


 

I will continue with Group 3 on the next page.

 

 

Further scans invited.

 

 

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