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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)
Poor to Fair
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Significantly offset (towards the left) Penny Red from plagte 140, position ED. Huge margin to the right ultimately means the left border, and corner letters, are bisetced. Otherwise a clean example with good detail and colour, okay perforations (ignoring very minor corner foxing) and a very clean gum. The watermark is easy to see and well detailed. The plate number has been written on the bottom by a previous owner. The postmark is patchy but clear, and it takes the form of a large format oval barred numeral cancel. The shape indicated an England and Wales office. The number is cut off, but the last digit appears to be a “6”, making the full office number “466”. Thus G. Brumell place this as having been used in Liverpool, Lancashire. Comparing to John Parmenter and Ken Smith’s work, I would be inclined to specifically identify it as a postmark of type VOSA (One serif on four) which would have been used from 23rd of October, 1866, to the 8th of August, 1882 (book via GBPS).
Oval barred numeral cancel: 466
Large Crown (Standard)
[D]E [E] D
ID#: 2139 (Used)
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