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SG GB 316
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(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 600 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression
King Edward VII
Unknown (De La Rue and Co)
Dull reddish purple
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
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.
L.W/CCo — 7,1,13/8,8,6
Somerset House KEVII Definitives
Large Anchor (Standard)
Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
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