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 SG GB 209 Used Good to Fine 9d Queen Victoria January 1,1987  SG GB 209 Used Good to Fine 9d Queen Victoria January 1,1987
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ID # 1429
SG GB 209

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Archive ID #:

1429

Archive Location:

100342

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

209

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:

Queen Victoria

Issued:

January 1,1987

Face Value:

9d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Thomas De La Rue & co)

Colour:

Dull purple; blue

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%
):

£48.00 (£28.80)

Description:

Exquisite example of a late Victorian nine pence (9d) stamp. These are from the 1887 Jubilee issue and were in use up unto the late Queen Victoria's death in 1901. This splendid specimen is in good to fine condition, with minimal perforation faults and little toning, staining or damage to the face or gum.

What is unusually beautiful about this stamp is the fact that the light purple-green and gentle blue colour is harshly contrasted with a very heavy — but very clean — MALVERN postmark. Malvern, of course, referring to a spa town in Worcestershire; in fact an image of the Post Office has kindly been uploaded to Wikimedia by Bob Embleton, and it can be seen by following this link.

This technically catalogues at £48. Would it ever obtain that given its "heavy" use? Possibly. If someone found it as aesthetically pleasing as me then almost certainly - it may, however, be an acquired taste!

Postmark:

Heavy bars: MALVERN

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

None given

Stamp Set:

Jubilee Issue

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Imperial Crown (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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