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Archive ID #:
Cat. Number If known, from:
SG GB 197
SG Specialised Number:
(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
1 Jan 1887
Unknown (Thomas De La Rue and Co.)
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
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.
Oval barred numeral cancel: 498
Imperial Crown (Standard)
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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