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Unknown Unknown id_1000to1999/1608face.tif; id_1000to1999/1608gum.tif (Mac OS Big Sur) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim
(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
King George V
Fair to Good
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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). I’ve classified this one as “Green” (although it could also be “Green and Black”), going by the equivalent system as the only other reference list I’ve seen, over at I.B RedGuy's Fine Stamps (archive.org mirror). It shows a 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 include 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 condition. Both the colour and pertinent details are in fine condition, and the face is relatively unblemished. The perforations are decent considering it isn’t an official print. The gum is intact, although it is partially missing on the top half - where black spotting exists. This is unlikely to be mould. The gum is also cracked, however this may have just been because of the type of substance used as opposed to any particular damage.
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Philatelic National War Fund
Philatelic National War Fund
Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
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