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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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Aged copy of a plate 93, position OL Penny Red with significant offset at the detriment of detail. The plate number is easily readable, and the detail otherwise clean and clear. There is some discolouration to both the face and gum, and major perforation faults are present. The watermark is clear and semi-central, whilst the plate number has also been penciled in on the back. The postmark is a semi-translucent but extremely well printed four bar oval barred numeral cancel, as used in England and Wales. Whilst the office number is incomplete - the last digit being obscured - I’m inclined to suggest that it is 588 from what I can make out. This would, according to G. Brumell, imply it was stamped in the office at Okehampton, Devon (Oakhampton prior to 1874). John Parmenter and Ken Smith agree, noting it was used there up until 1961 (book via GBPS).
Oval barred numeral cancel: 588
Large Crown (Standard)
ID#: 2119 (Used)    ID#: 2120 (Used)    ID#: 2130 (Used)    ID#: 2138 (Used)    ID#: 2171 (Used)    ID#: 2172 (Used)
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