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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 350 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression
Unknown (Thomas De La Rue & co)
Dull purple; blue
Good to Fine
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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!
Heavy bars: MALVERN
Imperial Crown (Standard)
Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
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