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ID # 1607
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Archive ID #:

1607

Archive Location:

100357

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

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 George V

Issued:

1916

Face Value:

None

Printing Type:

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Unknown)

Colour:

Claret Red & Black

Mint/Used:

Mint

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%
):

£1.00 (£0.60)

Description:

Perkins, Bacon and Co, Ltd is a name that would be semi-familiar to any British philatelist; they are of course most famous for producing the Penny Blank — and other Victorian stamps up unto the late 1870s — under the name Perkins, Bacon & Petch.

The story of their fall, up unto their dissolution in 1935, is a story for elsewhere. These stamps, however, were produced by the company during the First World War (WWI) to help raise money for the National Philatelic War Fund which was in aid of the Red Cross and the Order of St. John. As far as I’m aware there are twelve versions, each of a different colour - plus the usual trials and other curiosities.

As of writing, SGBpa currently hold two of these prints (this and ID# 1607). This one is “Claret Red & Black”, going by the same system as the only other reference list I’ve seen, over at I.B RedGuy's Fine Stamps (archive.org mirror). It shows female warrior (in the manner of Britannia) and her sword, reaching to the sky. Her image is bordered by the bold capitalised text: “NATIONAL PHILATELIC WAR FUND 1916”. The upper corners display the cross of the Order of St. John, whilst the lower two illustrate the Red Cross. The printers name, “Perkins, Bacon and Co Ld London” runs along the lower exterior edge.

This specimen is in good to fine condition. The colour is vibrant, well details and unblemished. The perforations are generally good considering it is not an official issue. The gum remains intact, although it has cracked slightly. This may have merely been the nature of the print and the substance used, however, rather than signs of damage.

Postmark:

None

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Not used (or user unknown)

Stamp Title:

Philatelic National War Fund

Stamp Set:

Philatelic National War Fund

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

None

Gum (Type):

Intact (Unknown)

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

None

Perforation:

13.75x13.75

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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