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ID # 286
SG GB 172

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Archive ID #:

286

Archive Location:

100083

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

SG GB 172

SG Specialised Number:

Unknown

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 600 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

Queen Victoria

Issued:

1881

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Thomas De La Rue and Co.)

Colour:

Lilac

Mint/Used:

Condition:

Good

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

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%
):

£2.75 (£1.10)

Description:

Die II condition Penny Lilac from the lower corner of a sheet. It includes an extended lower right and bottom margin.The stamp is in generally good to fine, mounted mint condition with only very minor perforation faults. A clear hinge is evident, and the specimen has also been initialed in the corner of the margin with the capital letters “R.V.”. What’s interesting about this particular specimen is the fact that beyond the standard upright Imperial Crown watermark on the stamp itself, it also appears to have a few additional watermarks. Firstly, in the lower right of the margin rests a large symmetrical cross. To the right of the border perforations there also seems to be a vertical line watermark that runs parallel to the sheet. This line also turns inwards, at a right-angle, and bisetcs the perforations and then seems to run along the bottom edge of the stamp. Regrettably, I’m not familiar with the intricacies of the printing process, so I can only hypothesise that both the cross and lines were used as guide marks. Beyond these, there is also a black-printed cross in the bottom left margin, under what would have corretcly been the second stamp from the right. The entire sheet is bordered by a rough black ink border. The number 16 lightly appears under our intact stamp, however this may be a pencil mark from the same hand that initialed the corner. All in all, however, a lovely stamp and a clean example of this piece of a sheet.

Postmark:

None

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

Penny Lilac

Stamp Set:

Penny Lilacs

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Imperial Crown (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

15x14

Plate (Die):

Unknown (II)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

No

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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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