These pages illustrate the check letters of the Two Penny Blue 1841 - Plates 3 and 4. There are many features that allow the plates to be distinguished however many stamps have no distinct features and only a comparison of the position of the check letters will indicate the plate. This however may still be difficult on some occasions; and distortions in the scanning/photo process do not help either.

I have illustrated as many stamps from both plates as possible to allow comparison, click on a letter above. Some of the photos are a bit ropy but are mostly good enough for comparison. Eventually I hope the site will include all stamps, there tend to be more from Plate 3 illustrated because thats the plate I collect. If anybody spots any errors please let me know
Stamp pages last Updated 7 May 13