1852-4 DIE 1 PL.157 MATCHED PAIR 1D IMPERF STATE 1 (SG8) AND 1D PERF STATE 2 (SG17) LETTERED TB. Good used 1852 1d imperf pl.157 (SG8) lettered TB in state 1 of the plate with four close to large margins, small thin spot. Matched good used 1d perf S.C.16 (SG17) in state 2 of the plate, short perf at top and cancelled "498" of Manchester. State 2 shows plate wear, THINNER CHECK LETTERS AND LEFT FRAME LINE STRENGTHENED. In spite of slight imperfections a superb matched pair. (Ref 106918).