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 SG GB 353 Used Good ½d King George V January 16, 1912  SG GB 353 Used Good ½d King George V January 16, 1912  SG GB 353 Used Good ½d King George V January 16, 1912  SG GB 353 Used Good ½d King George V January 16, 1912  SG GB 353 Used Good ½d King George V January 16, 1912
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Archive ID #:

2597

Archive Location:

Postcard Album #1

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

353

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 George V

Issued:

January 16, 1912

Face Value:

½d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Bertram Mackennal; G. W. Eve (Harrison and Sons Ltd.)

Colour:

Deep 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%
):

£2.00 (£0.80)

Description:

“A HAPPY BIRTHDAY” postcard by Rotory Photo, London, E.C. - number A 1391-6. As it states at the bottom, it is both “Printed in Britain” and “This is a HAND-PAINTED REAL PHOTOGRAPH”. The obverse shows the portrait of a young brunette lady, surrounded by a frame consiting of detailed flowers. The greeting reads “To-day I send a Greeting Warm and True / That Many Joys May Bless its Hours for You. / Each Coming Day Bring Happiness Anew.” The message reads “11-8-14. In the rush it nearly slipped my memory. Very glad to hear that you haad a nice holiday. I thought you were staying the fifteen days? I do not know when I shall be down as I feel very tiard when finished. Ada is on holiday now. It will be very nice when all the holidays are done and we ? ? in the old way again. Kind love to all. Ida Burd”

The postcard is a stamped in the bottom corner with a good codntion and deeply coloured King George V green halfpenny stamp. The postmark is a circular date stamp which shows it have come from Manchester on August the 11th, 1914 (making this a certain Simple Royal Cypher version). There is also a small wave cancel, plus the addition central location identifier: “MANCHESTER S.W. / 11 AUG 14”.

The message is addressed to “Mrs Ashall, Holly Hurst, Lyous Fold, Ashton on Hersey[?]”.

Postmark:

Circular Date Stamp (CDS): MANCHESTER / 745PM 11 AU 14 / 7 ++ waves and central identifier “MANCHESTER S.W. / 5. — PM / 11 AUG 14”

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Unknown, on August 11, 1914

Stamp Title:

None Given

Stamp Set:

King George V Mackennel Definitives

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Simple Royal Cypher (Unknown)

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?:

No

Simular Entries:

ID#: 976 (Used)     ID#: 977 (Used)     


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