1853-4 1D PL.163 MATCHED QUARTET LETTERED BD IN STATES 1 AND 2. Fine 1853 1d imperf (SG8) pl.163 lettered BD with four close to good margins, cancellation clear of Queen's profile, with a second 1d imperf, touched at upper right and showing some plate wear, Irish cancellation. Matched with a very fine example from the very scarce S.C.16 printing (SG17) with London cancellation, in the SECOND STATE, also good to fine used horizontal pair of the very scarce S.C.16 printing (SG17) lettered BC BD, also in the SECOND STATE. Latter pair, BC several shorter perforations and BD corner bend but both the perforated State 2 examples lettered BD with RE-ENTRY MARKS UPPER SQUARES AND STRONG RIGHT FRAME LINES. Superb matching, ex Folkard collection. (Ref 122464).