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ID # 1159
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Archive ID #:

1159

Archive Location:

100370

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

316

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:

1911

Face Value:

2s 6d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (De La Rue and Co)

Colour:

Dull reddish purple

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Fair

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%
):

£180.00 (£36.00)

Description:

Classic example of a high catalogue value stamp (at £180.00) being essentially destroyed by fate! Hiding behind the incredibly heavy, indescript, postmark is a 1911, King Edward VII two shilling sixpence (2s6d; 2/6) stamp.

The stamp itself is actually in reasonably decent condition: the gum in clean and unblemished, and the perforations are almost faultless. What you can see of the colour and face is in good condition.

Either way, if the postmark didn’t butcher it, the Perfin finished it off. It shows the letters: J.W / CC. For reference: J = 7 pins; period = 1 pin; W = 13 pins. C x2 = 8 pins (16 in total); O = 6 pins. Total pins used is 43. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to identify the source of the design.

Perhaps the one redeeming factor is that it is an excellent example of a Large Anchor watermark - with it being both clear to the eye and under light.

Postmark:

Heavy lines

Perfin:

L.W/CCo — 7,1,13/8,8,6

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

None given

Stamp Set:

Somerset House KEVII Definitives

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Large Anchor (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

14x14

Plate (Die):

Not Applicable (Not Applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

No


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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