The Sir Humphrey Cripps Nissen reconstructions of
the One Penny Black

There are, in effect, twelve different plates of the Penny Black. The huge popularity of specialised collections relies on the ease of identifying stamps from these different plates. There are several publications to assist plating, however, Charles Nissen, in collaboration with Bertram McGowan, produced by far the most widely used photographic plating guide. This was first published in 1922 and this iconic work remains a firm favourite with collectors of Penny Blacks to this day.

The objective of the original reconstruction was to assist easy identification between the twelve plates, so there was no restriction in using 1841 stamps to fill the gaps. Naturally most of these were from plate 11. We hope that collectors and dealers alike will find this digitised version of the original stamps on our website a very useful tool, which is also Smart phone and tablet friendly for plating purposes.

AA-AL

AA - Small / Medium / Large

AB - Small / Medium / Large

AC - Small / Medium / Large

AD - Small / Medium / Large

AE - Small / Medium / Large

AF - Small / Medium / Large

AG - Small / Medium / Large

AH - Small / Medium / Large

AI - Small / Medium / Large

AJ - Small / Medium / Large

AK - Small / Medium / Large

AL - Small / Medium / Large

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BA-BL

BA - Small / Medium / Large

BB - Small / Medium / Large

BC - Small / Medium / Large

BD - Small / Medium / Large

BE - Small / Medium / Large

BF - Small / Medium / Large

BG - Small / Medium / Large

BH - Small / Medium / Large

BI - Small / Medium / Large

BJ - Small / Medium / Large

BK - Small / Medium / Large

BL - Small / Medium / Large

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CA-CL

CA - Small / Medium / Large

CB - Small / Medium / Large

CC - Small / Medium / Large

CD - Small / Medium / Large

CE - Small / Medium / Large

CF - Small / Medium / Large

CG - Small / Medium / Large

CH - Small / Medium / Large

CI - Small / Medium / Large

CJ - Small / Medium / Large

CK - Small / Medium / Large

CL - Small / Medium / Large

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DA-DL

DA - Small / Medium / Large

DB - Small / Medium / Large

DC - Small / Medium / Large

DD - Small / Medium / Large

DE - Small / Medium / Large

DF - Small / Medium / Large

DG - Small / Medium / Large

DH - Small / Medium / Large

DI - Small / Medium / Large

DJ - Small / Medium / Large

DK - Small / Medium / Large

DL - Small / Medium / Large

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EA-EL

EA - Small / Medium / Large

EB - Small / Medium / Large

EC - Small / Medium / Large

ED - Small / Medium / Large

EE - Small / Medium / Large

EF - Small / Medium / Large

EG - Small / Medium / Large

EH - Small / Medium / Large

EI - Small / Medium / Large

EJ - Small / Medium / Large

EK - Small / Medium / Large

EL - Small / Medium / Large

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FA-FL

FA - Small / Medium / Large

FB - Small / Medium / Large

FC - Small / Medium / Large

FD - Small / Medium / Large

FE - Small / Medium / Large

FF - Small / Medium / Large

FG - Small / Medium / Large

FH - Small / Medium / Large

FI - Small / Medium / Large

FJ - Small / Medium / Large

FK - Small / Medium / Large

FL - Small / Medium / Large

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GA-GL

GA - Small / Medium / Large

GB - Small / Medium / Large

GC - Small / Medium / Large

GD - Small / Medium / Large

GE - Small / Medium / Large

GF - Small / Medium / Large

GG - Small / Medium / Large

GH - Small / Medium / Large

GI - Small / Medium / Large

GJ - Small / Medium / Large

GK - Small / Medium / Large

GL - Small / Medium / Large

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HA-HL

HA - Small / Medium / Large

HB - Small / Medium / Large

HC - Small / Medium / Large

HD - Small / Medium / Large

HE - Small / Medium / Large

HF - Small / Medium / Large

HG - Small / Medium / Large

HH - Small / Medium / Large

HI - Small / Medium / Large

HJ - Small / Medium / Large

HK - Small / Medium / Large

HL - Small / Medium / Large

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IA-IL

IA - Small / Medium / Large

IB - Small / Medium / Large

IC - Small / Medium / Large

ID - Small / Medium / Large

IE - Small / Medium / Large

IF - Small / Medium / Large

IG - Small / Medium / Large

IH - Small / Medium / Large

II - Small / Medium / Large

IJ - Small / Medium / Large

IK - Small / Medium / Large

IL - Small / Medium / Large

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JA-JL

JA - Small / Medium / Large

JB - Small / Medium / Large

JC - Small / Medium / Large

JD - Small / Medium / Large

JE - Small / Medium / Large

JF - Small / Medium / Large

JG - Small / Medium / Large

JH - Small / Medium / Large

JI - Small / Medium / Large

JJ - Small / Medium / Large

JK - Small / Medium / Large

JL - Small / Medium / Large

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KA-KL

KA - Small / Medium / Large

KB - Small / Medium / Large

KC - Small / Medium / Large

KD - Small / Medium / Large

KE - Small / Medium / Large

KF - Small / Medium / Large

KG - Small / Medium / Large

KH - Small / Medium / Large

KI - Small / Medium / Large

KJ - Small / Medium / Large

KK - Small / Medium / Large

KL - Small / Medium / Large

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LA-LL

LA - Small / Medium / Large

LB - Small / Medium / Large

LC - Small / Medium / Large

LD - Small / Medium / Large

LE - Small / Medium / Large

LF - Small / Medium / Large

LG - Small / Medium / Large

LH - Small / Medium / Large

LI - Small / Medium / Large

LJ - Small / Medium / Large

LK - Small / Medium / Large

LL - Small / Medium / Large

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MA-ML

MA - Small / Medium / Large

MB - Small / Medium / Large

MC - Small / Medium / Large

MD - Small / Medium / Large

ME - Small / Medium / Large

MF - Small / Medium / Large

MG - Small / Medium / Large

MH - Small / Medium / Large

MI - Small / Medium / Large

MJ - Small / Medium / Large

MK - Small / Medium / Large

ML - Small / Medium / Large

NA-NL

NA - Small / Medium / Large

NB - Small / Medium / Large

NC - Small / Medium / Large

ND - Small / Medium / Large

NE - Small / Medium / Large

NF - Small / Medium / Large

NG - Small / Medium / Large

NH - Small / Medium / Large

NI - Small / Medium / Large

NJ - Small / Medium / Large

NK - Small / Medium / Large

NL - Small / Medium / Large

OA-OL

OA - Small / Medium / Large

OB - Small / Medium / Large

OC - Small / Medium / Large

OD - Small / Medium / Large

OE - Small / Medium / Large

OF - Small / Medium / Large

OG - Small / Medium / Large

OH - Small / Medium / Large

OI - Small / Medium / Large

OJ - Small / Medium / Large

OK - Small / Medium / Large

OL - Small / Medium / Large

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PA-PL

PA - Small / Medium / Large

PB - Small / Medium / Large

PC - Small / Medium / Large

PD - Small / Medium / Large

PE - Small / Medium / Large

PF - Small / Medium / Large

PG - Small / Medium / Large

PH - Small / Medium / Large

PI - Small / Medium / Large

PJ - Small / Medium / Large

PK - Small / Medium / Large

PL - Small / Medium / Large

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QA-QL

QA - Small / Medium / Large

QB - Small / Medium / Large

QC - Small / Medium / Large

QD - Small / Medium / Large

QE - Small / Medium / Large

QF - Small / Medium / Large

QG - Small / Medium / Large

QH - Small / Medium / Large

QI - Small / Medium / Large

QJ - Small / Medium / Large

QK - Small / Medium / Large

QL - Small / Medium / Large

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RA-RL

RA - Small / Medium / Large

RB - Small / Medium / Large

RC - Small / Medium / Large

RD - Small / Medium / Large

RE - Small / Medium / Large

RF - Small / Medium / Large

RG - Small / Medium / Large

RH - Small / Medium / Large

RI - Small / Medium / Large

RJ - Small / Medium / Large

RK - Small / Medium / Large

RL - Small / Medium / Large

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SA-SL

SA - Small / Medium / Large

SB - Small / Medium / Large

SC - Small / Medium / Large

SD - Small / Medium / Large

SE - Small / Medium / Large

SF - Small / Medium / Large

SG - Small / Medium / Large

SH - Small / Medium / Large

SI - Small / Medium / Large

SJ - Small / Medium / Large

SK - Small / Medium / Large

SL - Small / Medium / Large

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TA-TL

TA - Small / Medium / Large

TB - Small / Medium / Large

TC - Small / Medium / Large

TD - Small / Medium / Large

TE - Small / Medium / Large

TF - Small / Medium / Large

TG - Small / Medium / Large

TH - Small / Medium / Large

TI - Small / Medium / Large

TJ - Small / Medium / Large

TK - Small / Medium / Large

TL - Small / Medium / Large

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