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43 plt217 Unknown id_2000to2999/2084face.tif; id_2000to2999/2084facePlt.tif; id_2000to2999/2084facePlt2.tif; id_2000to2999/2084gum.tif; id_2000to2999/2084gumWM.tif (Mac OS Big Sur) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim
(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
Charles Heath; Frederick Heath (Perkins, Bacon & Co)
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Victorian Penny Red from plate 217, position PJ. Nice example with a semi-clear postmark. The face shows good colour and detail, although there is a slight blemish to the top text between the “G” and “E” of “POSTAGE”. This specimen includes two good margins, and one thin margin - with the final edge cutting finely into the design. ± The postmark shows a two part barred numeral cancel. Whilst my first impression was that the top letters said “S.W” (so, from the South West London District) further investigations would possibly suggest it being “S.E.” (so South Eastern London). This is because it shares a lot of similarities with the attached reference photograph (PHILATELICWEB ref. 7933). The number “2” itself corresponds to Finchley in the Northern District (ref: GBPS, John Parmenter & Ken Smith), which rules that out! In either case the slight mark to the left of the bars suggests it was also part of a duplex. ± Beyond this, the gum is very clean but perhaps aged. The watermark is faint and quite offset from the center. There doesn’t appear to have ever been a hinge. The number “217” - the plate - is also written discreetly on the back.
Oval barred numeral duplex cancel: S.E. / 2
Large Crown (Standard)
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