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ID # 318
SG GB 453

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Archive ID #:

318

Archive Location:

100086

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

453

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:

King George V

Issued:

May 7,1935

Face Value:

½d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

B. Freedman (Waterloo and Sons)

Colour:

Green

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good to Fine

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%
):

£1.00 (£0.60)

Description:

Excellent example of a King George V Jubilee Issue ½d stamp with a aesthetically pleasing triangular handstamp cancel containing the text “L LONDON”. A unusually beautiful stamp owing almost entirely to the well centred, complete and level postmark that borders the Kings portrait nicely.

According to Curt N. Fernau in his 1998 book “London Postmarks Used On Printed Matter And Parcels From 1860”, page 22, figure 149, this type of triangular postmark was used on printed circulars and advertising. The “LONDON aspetc obviously indicates the London chief office, while the “L” indicates that it had been received too late for same day transmission. Thanks goes to Leslie Schramm for pointing me in the right diretcion with this one!

The stamp is in good to fine condition with little to no damage. Only downside is some slightly shorter perforations (although not particularly noticeable to the eye) and a slightly yellow spot on the gum. Beyond this, the watermark is clear under light and is itself an excellent example the multiple G V R Cypher.

Postmark:

Triangular handstamp: L LONDON

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

None Given

Stamp Set:

Silver Jubilee

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Block Cypher (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#: 391 (Mint)     ID#: 1006 (Mint)    


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