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Cat. Number If known, from:
SG GB X898 BPS GS.3534
SG Specialised Number:
Stamp with Postmark
(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
Queen Elizabeth II
27 Jan 1982
Arnold Machin (Harrison and Sons)
Good to Fine
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
The “Christmas” word is snow-covered. This die design has particularly long use over many years, however thankfully the datestamp helps place it in the catalogues. Via the Postmark Society Catalogue of Slogan Postmarks of the UK vol. 3, this is given the number (General Slogan; GS) 3534 and was used from the the 1st to the 20th of December, 1883. This version would have been stamped on it’s last official date of use, and probably the last posting date in time for Christmas.
Circular Date Stamp (CDS): WAKEFIELD WEST YORKSHIRE / 20 DEC 1983 / P ++ Slogan: A HAPPY Christmas / THE POST OFFICE
X-series (Standard) Machins
1 band (centre)
Not applicable (Not applicable)
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