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Cat. Number If known, from:
SG GB 43ply81
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(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 600 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression
Unknown (Perkins, Bacon and Co.)
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
Good example of a plate 81, position OC, Penny Red with four modest margins. It has a clean face, good detail and mostly decent perforations. The gum is clean with a historic hinge, and the Large Crown watermark is thankfully easily visible under light. The face has a diamond barred numeral cancel with the number 186. This shape diretcs us towards it being stamped in Ireland, and G. Brumell places it as having come from Dublin. All things considered this specimen is a postmark example with an attractive and well-centred stamp.
Diamond barred numeral cancel: 186
Penny Reds (1864-79)
Large Crown (Standard)
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