ISLE OF MAN/1857 DIE 2 1D PL.47 (CC) TRANSITIONAL SHADE (SPEC C9). Fine envelope from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool with stamp placed upside down at lower left (very contrary to regulations!) from die 2 pl.47 in a nice pale red transitional shade (two short perfs) tied fine strike of the "407" numeral of Douglas and backstamped DOUGLAS-ISLE-OF-MAN JU 8 1857. Envelope opened out for display. (Ref 101692).