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ID # 2205
SG GB 141 plt3

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Archive ID #:

2205

Archive Location:

100505

Cat. Number If known, from:
SG Concise 2017
Gault Catalogue 2018
Postmark Society
Barefoot Catalogue
:

141 plt3

Type:

Stamp

Block Size:

1

Scanner Details:

(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

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

Queen Victoria

Issued:

1876

Face Value:

2½d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Thomas De La Rue and Co)

Colour:

Rosy mauve

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Fair to Good

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

Lightly

Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:

Fine: - 20%
Good-Fine: - 40%
Good: - 60%
Fair to Good: - 70%
Fair: - 80%
Poor to Fair: - 90%
Poor: - 95%
Spacefiller: -100%
):

£150.00 (£45.00)

Description:

Two-and-halfpence rosy mauve with an Orb watermark from position EA. Fairly well centred with two good margins, but not at the detriment of the others. All four corner letters clear, along with the majority of the detail on the face. Some ugliness perhaps as a result of the faded postmark. The gum is mostly clean, although there is some blemishes - most likely as a result of hinging in the past. Orb watermark fairly easy to see.

The postmark is a faint but mostly complete vertical oval barred numeral cancel with the office number contained within a circle. This shape and form indicates that it would have been used in a London Branch (Suburban) office. Both the GBPS and G. Brumell would agree that the office number - 73 contained in a circle - would refer to the Shooter’s Hill office. However, this would only be between the dates of 1874 and 1881, as it was moved to number 385. It was transfered back in 1913, but did not use this stamp. Given the date of print (1876) we can thus infer this stamp was used between 1876 and 1881.

Postmark:

Oval barred numeral cancel: (73)

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

2½d Rosy Mauve

Stamp Set:

1873-80 Surface Printed Issues, Orb Watermark

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Orb (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

No

Perforation:

14x14

Plate (Die):

3 (Not applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

KH HK

Chalk Surface?:

No

Simular Entries:

ID#: 2204 (Used)    


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