1855 DIE 1 RESERVE PLATE 2 (GH GI) S.C.14 (SG 22) NEW EARLIEST DATE OF USE. 1855 entire Newcastle-on-Tyne to London with very fine pair of die I reserve plate 2 S.C.14 (SG 22) lettered GH GI cancelled single '545' numeral of Newcastle, contrary to regulations with a single cancellation. GI shows WEAK BASE TO LETTER'. On reverse clear NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE date stamp FE 3 1855, EARLIEST RECORDED DATE OF USE FOR THIS PLATE WITH PERF 14. (Statham records 10th Feb 1855, Oliver 17th Jan 1855 with 6th Jan 1855 for perf 16 from this plate. (Ref 61179).