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SG43/44 Penny Red Plates Index

The penny red plates with letters in all four corners (SG 43/44) are a source of fascination for many GB philatelists and stamp collectors. First issued in 1864, they remain relatively inexpensive compared to other early victorian stamp issues. A complete used set of this issue has only one particularly expensive stamp to afford which is plate 225, rare due to its short production life. Of course this excludes plate 77 which, although a few examples made it in to circulation, was never officially issued.

The quality of stamp printing had progressed significantly since the earliest QV issues but collectors can still find numerous varieties. Many constant varieties can be seen on stamps produced throughout the entire life of many plates whereas many non-constant varieties evidence the changes to plates as they became damaged, worn and repaired.

Because the Penny Red plates are relatively inexpensive, many collectors strive to reconstruct complete sheets produced on various plates. The use of the corner letters to indicate the position a stamp occupied in the sheet makes this a straightforward task to do if you can acquire the stamps.

Below is an index to the web pages we've created displaying examples of stamps from every plate (excluding plate 77) to help collectors fill the missing gaps in their collections or find those elusive corner letters to build a plate reconstruction.


SG43 Penny Red plate 71
SG43 Penny Red plate 72
SG43 Penny Red plate 73
SG43 Penny Red plate 74
SG43 Penny Red plate 76
SG43 Penny Red plate 78
SG43 Penny Red plate 79
SG43 Penny Red plate 80
SG43 Penny Red plate 81
SG43 Penny Red plate 82
SG43 Penny Red plate 83
SG43 Penny Red plate 84
SG43 Penny Red plate 85
SG43 Penny Red plate 86
SG43 Penny Red plate 87
SG43 Penny Red plate 88
SG43 Penny Red plate 89
SG43 Penny Red plate 90
SG43 Penny Red plate 91
SG43 Penny Red plate 92
SG43 Penny Red plate 93
SG43 Penny Red plate 94
SG43 Penny Red plate 95
SG43 Penny Red plate 96
SG43 Penny Red plate 97
SG43 Penny Red plate 98
SG43 Penny Red plate 99
SG43 Penny Red plate 100
SG43 Penny Red plate 101
SG43 Penny Red plate 102
SG43 Penny Red plate 103
SG43 Penny Red plate 104
SG43 Penny Red plate 105
SG43 Penny Red plate 106
SG43 Penny Red plate 107
SG43 Penny Red plate 108
SG43 Penny Red plate 109
SG43 Penny Red plate 110
SG43 Penny Red plate 111
SG43 Penny Red plate 112
SG43 Penny Red plate 113
SG43 Penny Red plate 114
SG43 Penny Red plate 115
SG43 Penny Red plate 116
SG43 Penny Red plate 117
SG43 Penny Red plate 118
SG43 Penny Red plate 119
SG43 Penny Red plate 120
SG43 Penny Red plate 121
SG43 Penny Red plate 122
SG43 Penny Red plate 123
SG43 Penny Red plate 124
SG43 Penny Red plate 125
SG43 Penny Red plate 127
SG43 Penny Red plate 129
SG43 Penny Red plate 130
SG43 Penny Red plate 131
SG43 Penny Red plate 132
SG43 Penny Red plate 133
SG43 Penny Red plate 134
SG43 Penny Red plate 135
SG43 Penny Red plate 136
SG43 Penny Red plate 137
SG43 Penny Red plate 138
SG43 Penny Red plate 139
SG43 Penny Red plate 140
SG43 Penny Red plate 141
SG43 Penny Red plate 142
SG43 Penny Red plate 143
SG43 Penny Red plate 144
SG43 Penny Red plate 145
SG43 Penny Red plate 146
SG43 Penny Red plate 147
SG43 Penny Red plate 148
SG43 Penny Red plate 149
SG43 Penny Red plate 150
SG43 Penny Red plate 151
SG43 Penny Red plate 152
SG43 Penny Red plate 153
SG43 Penny Red plate 154
SG43 Penny Red plate 155
SG43 Penny Red plate 156
SG43 Penny Red plate 157
SG43 Penny Red plate 158
SG43 Penny Red plate 159
SG43 Penny Red plate 160
SG43 Penny Red plate 161
SG43 Penny Red plate 162
SG43 Penny Red plate 163
SG43 Penny Red plate 164
SG43 Penny Red plate 165
SG43 Penny Red plate 166
SG43 Penny Red plate 167
SG43 Penny Red plate 168
SG43 Penny Red plate 169
SG43 Penny Red plate 170
SG43 Penny Red plate 171
SG43 Penny Red plate 172
SG43 Penny Red plate 173
SG43 Penny Red plate 174
SG43 Penny Red plate 175
SG43 Penny Red plate 176
SG43 Penny Red plate 177
SG43 Penny Red plate 178
SG43 Penny Red plate 179
SG43 Penny Red plate 180
SG43 Penny Red plate 181
SG43 Penny Red plate 182
SG43 Penny Red plate 183
SG43 Penny Red plate 184
SG43 Penny Red plate 185
SG43 Penny Red plate 186
SG43 Penny Red plate 187
SG43 Penny Red plate 188
SG43 Penny Red plate 189
SG43 Penny Red plate 190
SG43 Penny Red plate 191
SG43 Penny Red plate 192
SG43 Penny Red plate 193
SG43 Penny Red plate 194
SG43 Penny Red plate 195
SG43 Penny Red plate 196
SG43 Penny Red plate 197
SG43 Penny Red plate 198
SG43 Penny Red plate 199
SG43 Penny Red plate 200
SG43 Penny Red plate 201
SG43 Penny Red plate 202
SG43 Penny Red plate 203
SG43 Penny Red plate 204
SG43 Penny Red plate 205
SG43 Penny Red plate 206
SG43 Penny Red plate 207
SG43 Penny Red plate 208
SG43 Penny Red plate 209
SG43 Penny Red plate 210
SG43 Penny Red plate 211
SG43 Penny Red plate 212
SG43 Penny Red plate 213
SG43 Penny Red plate 214
SG43 Penny Red plate 215
SG43 Penny Red plate 216
SG43 Penny Red plate 217
SG43 Penny Red plate 218
SG43 Penny Red plate 219
SG43 Penny Red plate 220
SG43 Penny Red plate 221
SG43 Penny Red plate 222
SG43 Penny Red plate 223
SG43 Penny Red plate 224
SG43 Penny Red plate 225