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 SG GB 267 Used Good to Fine ½d King Edward VII May 3,1911  SG GB 267 Used Good to Fine ½d King Edward VII May 3,1911  SG GB 267 Used Good to Fine ½d King Edward VII May 3,1911  SG GB 267 Used Good to Fine ½d King Edward VII May 3,1911  SG GB 267 Used Good to Fine ½d King Edward VII May 3,1911  SG GB 267 Used Good to Fine ½d King Edward VII May 3,1911
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SG GB 267

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Archive ID #:

1116

Archive Location:

100289

Cat. Number If known, from:
SG Concise 2017
Gault Catalogue 2018
Postmark Society
Barefoot Catalogue
:

267

Type:

Stamp

Block Size:

1

Scanner Details:

(Mac OS Big Sur) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim; converted with Pixallon (NCH Software) to 350 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

King Edward VII

Issued:

May 3,1911

Face Value:

½d

Printing Type:

Unknown

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Harrison and Sons)

Colour:

Dull yellow-green

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good to Fine

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

No

Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:

Fine: - 20%
Good-Fine: - 40%
Good: - 60%
Fair to Good: - 70%
Fair: - 80%
Poor to Fair: - 90%
Poor: - 95%
Spacefiller: -100%
):

£4.00 (£2.40)

Description:

When desaturating to bring out the postmark, the very faint remains of what the stamp was stuck onto was revealed. After flipping the image and doing a high pass, it appears to say “AFFIX HALF-PENNY STAMP INLAND” and was a common term on the top right corner of postcards, indicating the appropriate stamp position but postage.

A full blog post on this “ghost of the past” can be found here: https:
www.sgbpa.co.uk/blog/invisible_text_revealed.html


Besides this, the stamp itself is in fairly good condition with minimal damage to the face, gum or perforations. The post mark is clean and mostly complete (at least it can be discern where it is from). I’m unsure about the exact identification due to colour-blindness but there are other things more interesting about this specimen!

Postmark:

Circular date stamp (CDS): BURRY ? CARMARTH? / ? 45PM JA 16 09

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Unknown, on January 17,1909

Stamp Title:

None given

Stamp Set:

1911 KEVII Definitives

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Imperial Crown (Standard)

Gum (Type):

Some remains (Unknown)

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

14x14

Plate (Die):

Not Applicable (Not Applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

No

Simular Entries:

ID#: 1163 (Used)    


Disclaimer: information provided alongside the scans has no guarantee of being corretc. Errors and omissions are likely, especially in regards to the colour and shade of stamps due to personal colour-blindness. Please take everything with a grain of salt. If in doubt, go off the image not the data!

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