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 SG GB 197 Used Poor ½d Queen Victoria January 1,1887  SG GB 197 Used Poor ½d Queen Victoria January 1,1887  SG GB 197 Used Poor ½d Queen Victoria January 1,1887  SG GB 197 Used Poor ½d Queen Victoria January 1,1887
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Archive ID #:

315

Archive Location:

100086

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

197

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:

January 1,1887

Face Value:

½d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Thomas De La Rue and Co.)

Colour:

Vermillion

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Poor

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%
):

£1.20 (£0.06)

Description:

Oval barred numeral cancel with central number 498; G. Brumell locates this as having been stamped in the Manchester, Lancashire, Post Office. John Parmenter and Ken Smith further add that this Post Office was in operation from 1844 to 1962, with the cancelation being used for the extensive time period of 1844 to 1980 (text via the GBPS).

The stamp is a deep red variant of the Victorian Jubilee Issue halfpenny (½d) stamp and does have major faults. Notably the lower right corner is torn, and there are other perforations with damage. This being said, the clarity of the postmark - albeit not centred in itself - is a useful filler. The gum is unblemished and unhinged, however the watermark is poorly visible in all circumstances.

Postmark:

Oval barred numeral cancel: 498

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

None Given

Stamp Set:

Jubilee Issue

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Imperial Crown (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

15x14

Plate (Die):

Unknown (Unknown)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

No

Simular Entries:

ID#: 999 (Used)     ID#: 1049 (Mint)    
ID#: 1050 (Used)    ID#: 1051 (Used)    
ID#: 2086 (Used)    ID#: 2087 (Used)    
ID#: 2522 (Used)    


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