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Introducing the Penny Red: Rainbow Trials

A mauve-pink printing from the rainbow trials of alternative stamp colors, using a special plate of three stamps.
3-stamp trial plate, 1840
A mauve-pink printing from the “rainbow trials” of alternative stamp colors, using a special plate of three stamps.
3-stamp trial plate, 1840
A mauve-pink printing from the “rainbow trials” of alternative stamp colors, using a special plate of three stamps.
3-stamp trial plate, 1840, mauve-pink
3-stamp trial plate, 1840, mauve-pink
3-stamp trial plate, 1840, mauve-pink
3-stamp trial plate, 1840, lilac-brown
3-stamp trial plate, 1840, lilac-brown
3-stamp trial plate, 1840, lilac-brown
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, full corners, black
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, full corners, black
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, full corners, black
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, blank corners, black
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, blank corners, black
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, blank corners, black
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, orange-red
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, orange-red
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, orange-red
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, dark brown
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, dark brown
12-stamp trial plate, May 1840, dark brown
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, paper dipped in potassium ferrocyanide, black
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, paper dipped in potassium ferrocyanide, black
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, paper dipped in potassium ferrocyanide, black
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, paper dipped in potassium ferrocyanide, red-brown
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, paper dipped in potassium ferrocyanide, red-brown
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, paper dipped in potassium ferrocyanide, red-brown
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, tête-bêche, pink
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, tête-bêche, pink
12-stamp trial plate, June 1840, tête-bêche, pink
Single trial impressions
Single trial impressions
Single trial impressions
Single trial impressions, submitted to Rowland Hill August 31, 1840
Single trial impressions, submitted to Rowland Hill August 31, 1840
Single trial impressions, submitted to Rowland Hill August 31, 1840
Trial impressions annotated by Joshua Bacon, September 3, 1840
Trial impressions annotated by Joshua Bacon, September 3, 1840
Trial impressions annotated by Joshua Bacon, September 3, 1840
Color selection, red, sent by Rowland Hill to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1, 1840
Color selection, red, sent by Rowland Hill to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1, 1840
Color selection, red, sent by Rowland Hill to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1, 1840
Color selection, blue, sent by Rowland Hill to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1, 1840
Color selection, blue, sent by Rowland Hill to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1, 1840
Color selection, blue, sent by Rowland Hill to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1, 1840
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