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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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Fair example of a plate 74, position GL, Penny Red with two good margins and minor offsetting. Paper is slightly thin and the gum is discoloured, but this otherwise makes the well centred watermark clearly visible. Perforations are good if we exclude those in the upper left corner. Lettering and plate number is clear. The postmark is a light and patchy four bar oval barred numeral cancel. The shape indicates an office within England and Wales, whilst the numerals 123 points us towards Bridgwater in Somerset (per G. Brumell). John Parmenter and Ken Smith agree but not it was only used until 1883 (book via GBPS).
Oval barred numeral cancel: 123
Large Crown (Standard)
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