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 SG GB X898; BPS GS.3534 Used Good to Fine 12.5p Queen Elizabeth II January 27,1982  SG GB X898; BPS GS.3534 Used Good to Fine 12.5p Queen Elizabeth II January 27,1982
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ID # 1773
SG GB X898; BPS GS.3534

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Archive ID #:

1773

Archive Location:

100383

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

X898; GS.3534

Type:

Stamp with Postmark

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:

Queen Elizabeth II

Issued:

January 27,1982

Face Value:

12.5p

Printing Type:

Photogravure

Designer (Printer):

Arnold Machin (Harrison and Sons)

Colour:

Light emerald

Mint/Used:

Used

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%
):

£0.40 (£0.24)

Description:

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.

Postmark:

Circular Date Stamp (CDS): WAKEFIELD WEST YORKSHIRE / 20 DEC 1983 / P ++ Slogan: A HAPPY Christmas / THE POST OFFICE

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Unknown, on December 20,1983

Stamp Title:

Machin

Stamp Set:

X-series (Standard) Machins

Phosphor:

1 band (centre)

Watermark:

None

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

No

Perforation:

15x14

Plate (Die):

Not applicable (Not applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not applicable

Chalk Surface?:

Yes


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