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ID # 2084
SG GB 43 plt217

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Archive ID #:

2084

Archive Location:

100492

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

43 plt217

Type:

Stamp

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 Victoria

Issued:

1864

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

Charles Heath; Frederick Heath (Perkins, Bacon & Co)

Colour:

Rose-red

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Fair

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

Yes

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%
):

£9.00 (£1.80)

Description:

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.

Postmark:

Oval barred numeral duplex cancel: S.E. / 2

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

Penny Red

Stamp Set:

Line-engraved Issues

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Large Crown (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None (unknown)

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

No

Perforation:

14x14

Plate (Die):

217 (II)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

JP PJ

Chalk Surface?:

No


Disclaimer: information provided alongside the scans has no guarantee of being corretc. Errors and omissions are likely, especially in regards to the colour and shade of stamps due to personal colour-blindness. Please take everything with a grain of salt. If in doubt, go off the image not the data!

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