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ID # 1850
SG GB X898; BPS GS.3485

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Archive ID #:

1850

Archive Location:

100420

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

X898; GS.3485

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

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 (£0.16)

Description:

Slogan contains the image of a hot air balloon with the words “EARL COURT” inscribed.

Via the Postmark Society Catalogue of Slogan Postmarks of the UK vol. 3, this postmark is given number (General Slogan, GS) 3485. It is titled “Ideal Home Exhibition” and was in use from the 31st of January to the 5th of March, 1982.

Postmark:

Circular Date Stamp (CDS): LONDON S.W.1. / — 25 FEB 1983 / C ++ Slogan: DAILY MAIL — 1983 / Ideal Home Exhibition / 8th MARCH - 4TH APRIL IN ON SUNDAY ? / EARL COURT

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Unknown, on February 25,1983

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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