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ID # 1635
SG GB 732

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Archive ID #:

1635

Archive Location:

100377

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

SG GB 732

SG Specialised Number:

Unknown

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 600 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

Queen Elizabeth II

Issued:

16 Sep 1968

Face Value:

4d

Printing Type:

Photogravure

Designer (Printer):

Arnold Machin (Harrison and Sons Limited)

Colour:

Deep olive-brown

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good

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%
):

£0.30 (£0.12)

Description:

malcolm197 of stampboards tells us that GLC refers to the "Greater London Council", a Local Administrative Body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986. This council was proceeded by the London County Council ("LCC" perfins) from 1889 to 1965, and followed by joint authorities and later the Greater London Authority ("GLA"). A notable fact about the GLC is that it was run by the later London Mayor Ken Livingstone in its final years of 1981-1986.

Given the scope and size of the organisation, and the size of London itself (roughly 7 million, on average, during the time of the GLCs operation) its perhaps not unsurprising to know that the "GLC" perfin is extremely common - especially on Machins.

This particular variant occurs on a good condition 4 pence (4d) pre-decimal Machin. The postmark places its use as being within London in mid-December, 1968. Unfortunately the colour of the print obscures the postmark somewhat, but the real draw of this specimen is the perfin. The clean and unblemished gum provides an excellent backdrop for the well positioned and well cut perfin.

Postmark:

WAVES

Perfin:

GLC — 9,6,7

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

None given

Stamp Set:

Pre-decimal Machins

Phosphor:

1 band (centre)

Watermark:

None

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

15x14

Plate (Die):

Not Applicable (Not Applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

Yes

Simular Entries:

ID#: 813 (Mint)     ID#: 1634 (Used)    


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