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43 plt96 Unknown id_2000to2999/2180face.tif; id_2000to2999/2180facePlt.tif; id_2000to2999/2180facePlt2.tif; id_2000to2999/2180facePM.tif; id_2000to2999/2180gum.tif; id_2000to2999/2180gumWM.tif (Mac OS Big Sur) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim
(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)
Fair to Good
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
Ignoring the cancellation, this plate 96, position GG, Penny Red is a fine specimen. it has four margins, excellent perforations, good colour and detail - including a readable plate number - clear gum with a decent watermark and minimal superficial damage. However the postmark reduces its attractiveness by a large margin. The plate number has been written on the back by a helpful previous owner.± Moving onto the watermark, it is a very heavy but patchy vertical oval barred numeral cancel with the number “73” enclosed within a circle. These were typically used by the London Branch (Suburban) services, but exact identification is laborious due to their mixed use (although it is something I will strive to do in the future).
Oval barred numeral cancel: (73)
Large Crown (Standard)
ID#: 2099 (Used)    ID#: 2111 (Used)    ID#: 2113 (Used)    ID#: 2143 (Used)    ID#: 2144 (Used)    ID#: 2168 (Used)
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