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SG GB 172
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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 (Thomas De La Rue and Co.)
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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.
Imperial Crown (Standard)
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