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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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Plate 96, position KA, Penny Red with serious faults. Major offset to the bottom left which cuts of part of three corner letters. There is significant perforation damage, a marked and superficially damaged face, highly discoloured gum, a borderline invisible watermark, and just generally thin paper. The plate number is written on the reverse. Perhaps the only upside of this stamp is it shows a decent example of a flattened “horizontal” oval barred numeral cancel. The shape corresponds to the offices within England and Wales, whilst the office number itself - 831 - is attributed to Wakefield in Yorkshire (as per G. Brumell). John Parmenter and Ken Smith agree and note it was used up until 1906 (book via GBPS).
Oval barred numeral cancel: 831
Large Crown (Standard)
ID#: 2099 (Used)    ID#: 2111 (Used)    ID#: 2113 (Used)    ID#: 2143 (Used)    ID#: 2144 (Used)    ID#: 2180 (Used)
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