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 SG GB 17 Used Good 1d Queen Victoria February 24,1854  SG GB 17 Used Good 1d Queen Victoria February 24,1854  SG GB 17 Used Good 1d Queen Victoria February 24,1854  SG GB 17 Used Good 1d Queen Victoria February 24,1854
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ID # 262
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Archive ID #:

262

Archive Location:

100080

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

17

Type:

Stamp

Block Size:

1

Scanner Details:

(Mac OSX) 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:

February 24,1854

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Perkins, Bacon and Petch)

Colour:

Red-brown

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

Yes

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%
):

£35.00 (£14.00)

Description:

Well orientated example of a position GK, die I, perforate Penny Red Star. There are two ample margins, although this has come about from the face being significantly off-centre. The lower and right edges are encroached by the perforations.

The postmark shows an oval barred numeral cancel with the number 27 contained within a diamond - which naturally diretcs us towards Post Offices within the London District. To be specific, this one refers to the office at Clapham, according to G. Brumell. John Parmenter and Ken Smith (via the GBPS site) also tell us that particular style of cancel was used there from 1844 to 1909. The office itself was in operation from 1844 to 1962. At the time of its use, it would have been in the S/SW postal district.

On the perforations, they are all intact and in excellent condition for their age, and the face itself is clean with only minor ageing. The gum is clean, although there is obvious evidence that it has come off paper. The small crown watermark is present, albeit hard to discern.

Postmark:

Oval barred numeral cancel: 27 in diamond

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

Penny Red Stars

Stamp Set:

Perforate Line-engraved Penny Reds

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Small Crown (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

15x14

Plate (Die):

Unknown (I)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

☆☆ GK

Chalk Surface?:

No


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