Want high-quality images? Try the high-resolution archive here.
Archive ID #:
Cat. Number If known, from:
(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)
Disclaimer: information provided alongside the scans has no guarantee of being corretc. Errors and omissions are likely, especially in regards to the colour and shade of stamps due to personal colour-blindness. Please take everything with a grain of salt. If in doubt, go off the image not the data!
Copyright © 2021 SGBpa.co.uk - Exclusions apply
Hosted by Namecheap | Backed-up by Mega