1918 1d carmine-rose KGV Head (shade = G30) with the variety ‘die II substituted cliché [advanced state]’ [position = IV/34], used – no thins, tears or bends. Has a Starling certificate.
This is a very late state of the substituted cliché, showing a great deal of deterioration of the soft copper that was used to make the units that replaced the rusted clichés. There are large parts of the upper and lower frame-lines missing and the corners are quite rounded, this failure of the substituted units was why use of the left plate was abandoned and this extreme example is from the last few days of printing and is very rare.
BW(ACSC) Cat. # 71V(2)ja
SG Cat. # 21db