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SG GB 732
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Queen Elizabeth II
16 Sep 1968
Arnold Machin (Harrison and Sons Limited)
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
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.
GLC — 9,6,7
1 band (centre)
Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
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