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ID # 2487
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Archive ID #:

2487

Archive Location:

Postcard Album #1

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

215

Type:

Postcard

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:

King Edward VII

Issued:

January 1,1902

Face Value:

½d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (De La Rue and Co)

Colour:

Dull blue-green

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

No

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%
):

£0.50 (£0.20)

Description:

Here we have an interesting postcard which on the obverse shows a magnificent painting of Matlock Dale & High Tor; this is card number 2271 from JWS.

On the reverse we have a standard header: “POST CARD. / THE ADDRESS TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.” On the right we have the printed header: “This Space as Well as the Back May be Used For INLAND communication. Post-Office Regulations”. The handwritten note reads: “I am enjoying myself very much & hope you are.” signed “Florrie”.

On the right the header reads “The Address Only to be Written Here”. It appears to have originally be written, by hand, that the address is: “Mr. Guy Neville, 21 Woldem on Cl?, West Ealing, London. W.”. However juding by the postmarks it appears to have later been rediretced to “Hillside, Clapham Hill, Whitstable on Sea, Kent.”.

It is stamped with the standard Inland postage rate of a halfpenny (½d), and then appears to have been postmarks three times. On the 24th of May, it seems to have first been stamped by a standard 4 bar vertical oval duplex (4VOD), with office number 75 (Birmingham, according to G. Brumell), and a corresponding Birmingham circular date stamp (CDS). It then, on the same day, is stamped again with the same CDS by different barred numeral cancel. Whilst still a 4VOD, the oval now is a two-parter, with 75 on the upper half and 80 in the lower. We can assume this is where it was sent from (and thus stamped).

On may the 25th, it was then stamped with a single CDS for Ealing. Since it was rediretced from Ealing this is no surprise, but it is, nonetheless, quite a fasciating piece.

Postmark:

Circular Date Stamp (CDS), 4VOD: BIRMINGHAM / 1. PM MY 24 04 ++ 75 numeral; & Circular Date Stamp (CDS), 2-part 4VOD: BIRMINGHAM / 1. PM MY 24 04 ++ 75 / 80; & Single Circular Date Stamp (CDS): EALING / 9*[?] MY 25 04

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Unknown, on May 24,1902

Stamp Title:

None Given

Stamp Set:

King Edward VII Definitives

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Unknown (unknown)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

No

Perforation:

14x14

Plate (Die):

Not applicable (Not applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not applicable

Chalk Surface?:

No

Simular Entries:

ID#: 1164 (Used)    


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