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X865 Unknown id_1to999/1face.tif; id_1to999/1gum.tif (Mac OSX) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim
(Mac OSX) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim
Queen Elizabeth II
Arnold Machin (Harrison and Sons Limited)
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
4½p decimal Machin with what could be assumed to be a "MANCHESTER" postmark. Dated as 1975 this particular example would have been used early on in this variants' lifespan, having only been issued in 1973. Merely a partial postmark, it is nonetheless well orientated and level and demonstrates a typical circular date stamp (CDS) plus cancellation bars. ± These particular issues were printed by photogravure. Such printings can easily be seen under microscope, or by zooming in on these scans, due to a certain "fuzziness" along apparently straight lines. Naturally this is a result of the necessity of producing lines using only a limited number of curved dots. ± This specimen has minimal damage to its perforations, and little to no staining or discoloration on the gum. The face is clear and shows a good amount of detail. The phosphor bands are present but not nakedly visible.
Circular Date Stamp (CDS): ?HESTER / ?30PM MCH 1975
Unknown, on March 1,1975
X-series (Standard) Machins
2 bands (Left and Right)
Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
ID#: 2 (Used)       ID#: 3 (Used)       ID#: 4 (Used)       ID#: 5 (Used)       ID#: 6 (Used)       ID#: 7 (Used)       ID#: 8 (Used)       ID#: 9 (Used)       ID#: 10 (Used)      ID#: 11 (Used)      ID#: 13 (Used)      ID#: 14 (Used)      ID#: 15 (Used)      ID#: 16 (Used)      ID#: 17 (Used)      ID#: 18 (Used)      ID#: 19 (Used)      ID#: 20 (Used)      ID#: 21 (Used)      ID#: 22 (Used)      ID#: 23 (Used)      ID#: 24 (Used)      ID#: 1084 (Used)    ID#: 1323 (Used)    ID#: 1324 (Used)    ID#: 1325 (Used)    ID#: 1654 (Used)    ID#: 1655 (Used)    ID#: 1656 (Used)    ID#: 1441 (Used)    ID#: 1442 (Used)    ID#: 1443 (Used)    ID#: 1444 (Used)    ID#: 1466 (Used)    ID#: 1467 (Used)
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