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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)
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Slightly offset Penny Red from plate 93, position QE. It has two margins at the detriment of others. It has a deep red shade of colour, and the detail is decent but not the best. The perforations have faults but the plate number is clear. The gum is spotted and the watermark somewhat difficult to make out. A previous owner has annotated the back with the plate number, 93. The postmark - which is the main attraction of this stamp - is of the oval barred numeral variety. The shape (an oval) indicates a England and Wales office, whilst the number, 545, points us towards Newcastle-on-Tyne (according to G. Brumell). John Parmenter and Ken Smith agree, and suggest that it would only have been used between 1871 and 1884 (book via GBPS).
Oval barred numeral cancel: 545
Large Crown (Standard)
ID#: 2119 (Used)    ID#: 2120 (Used)    ID#: 2138 (Used)    ID#: 2171 (Used)    ID#: 2172 (Used)    ID#: 2192 (Used)
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