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(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)
Fair to Good
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Good example of a plate 127, position IB, Penny Red with two good margins. Minimal faults on the clean face besides a slightly squashed upper left corner. Perforations are 90% good and the watermark is clearly visible to the eye. A previous owner has helpfully written the plate number on the back. The postmark is semi-complete and well stamped. It shows a two-part barred numeral cancel which implies that it came from a London District office. Specifically, the W.C tells us it was from the West Centre District. However the numeral, 30, doesn’t point to any office in that area. Indeed, according to John Parmenter and Ken Smith, the London District-type postmark with office number 30 can only point to Carshalton in the Southern (S) district, or Lee in the South Eastern (SE) district (Via GBPS). I’ve thus flagged this for further investigation,
Oval Barred Numeral Cancel: W.C / 30
Large Crown (Standard)
ID#: 2107 (Used)
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