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 SG GB X841, X870 Used Fair 0.5p (2); 6p Queen Elizabeth II February 15,1971  SG GB X841, X870 Used Fair 0.5p (2); 6p Queen Elizabeth II February 15,1971
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ID # 2557
SG GB X841, X870

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Archive ID #:

2557

Archive Location:

Postcard Album #1

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

X841; X870

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:

Queen Elizabeth II

Issued:

February 15,1971

Face Value:

0.5p (2); 6p

Printing Type:

Photogravure

Designer (Printer):

Arnold Machin (Harrisons)

Colour:

Turquiose blue; light emerald

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Fair

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%
):

£0.60 (£0.12)

Description:

Comedic postcard from Bamforth & Co Ltd. “Published by BAMFORTH & CO., LTD., Holmfirth, Yorkshire. “COMIC” Series. No. 382. Printed in England.” It shows a pair of halfpenny Machins, plus an extra sixpence Machin. All three stamps are in poor to fair condition, and the card is general shows some signs of wear and damage.

The obverse of the postcard shows a man attempting to seduce (or rather, assult) a lady who is telling him “I DON’T CARE IF YOU HAVE GOT A RUDDY ACCESS CARD. IT DOESN’T GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THAT!”.

Used in Southampton on the 12th of September, 1977, it is addressed to “Mrs. S. Clark, 2 Wyke Cottage. Bradford Abbey, Nr. ? Hants[?]. It appears to have arrived at the wrong address, and has another note reading “Try 4”. The message simply reads, “From great [?]”.

Postmark:

Slogan: SOUTHAMPTON is a Mechanised Letter Office PLEASE Use Postcodes; Circular date stamp (CDS): SOUTHAMPTON / 130PM 12 SEP 1977 / S3

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Unknown, on September 12,1977

Stamp Title:

Machin

Stamp Set:

X-series (Standard) Machins

Phosphor:

2 bands (left and right)

Watermark:

None

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

No

Perforation:

15x14

Plate (Die):

Not applicable (Not applicable)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not applicable

Chalk Surface?:

Yes


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!

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