1856-1857 1D DIE 2 PL.27 LETTERED IK QUARTET SHOWING GOTHIC 'K' ON BLUED TRANSITIONAL AND WHITE PAPER. Small piece with fine used 1856 die 2 1d pl.27 red-brown on blued paper (SG29) lettered IK with fine strike INVERNESS/183 experimental Scottish duplex JA 23 1857 code C clear the distinctive Gothic 'K'. Also fine used die 2 pl.27 lettered IK in a red-orange shade on transitional paper (spec C9(2) cancelled '-25' numeral matched with two examples in rose-red and pale rose-red (both C10) also showing the Gothic 'K'. A rare quartet. (Ref 119911).