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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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Well centred Penny Red from plate 117, position SI. Good detail, colour and margins. Easy to read plate number and decent perforations with faults along the top edge. Very clean gum although the watermark is highly offset and cut off. The plate number is written within the lower quarter. The postmark is a very clear and well stamped four bar, oval barred numeral cancel. The shape suggests England and Wales, whilst the office number points us towards Hurstpierpoint, Sussex (per G. Brumell, although he notes there is some oddities with this official history of this stamp). John Parmenter and Ken Smith agree and state it would have been used between 1847 and 1917, although the office itself changed forms multiple times between then (book via GBPS).
Oval barred numeral cancel: 956
Large Crown (Standard)
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