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Archive ID #:

261

Archive Location:

100080

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

SG GB 29

SG Specialised Number:

Unknown

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

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

Queen Victoria

Issued:

1 Jun 1855

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Perkins, Bacon and Petch)

Colour:

(Possibly) Red-brown

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Spacefiller

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

Yes

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%
):

£0.00 (£0.00)

Description:

There are significant pros and cons with this Penny Red Star from plate position BF.

On the positive side, the colour is stunningly vibrant and the detail is well-preserved. The postmark is remarkably well centered and clear with the numerals, 287, well-formed and a deep black. The oval shape indicates a England and Wales postmark, whilst G. Brumell informs us that it has come from the Eye, Suffolk, Post Office. As recorded by the Great Britain Philatelic Society (GBPS) website (archive.org mirror) this particular post office was in operation from 1844 to 1962. A last positive: there are three clear margins and generally good perforations with a minimal amount of damage.

On the other hand there is significant damage to the stamp. A full depth tear is suffered the upper right corner, whilst the postmark shows through to the gum. The upper left star is also faded. All in all the stamps current value (if any) comes entirely from the cancellation rather than what it sits upon.

Postmark:

Oval barred numeral cancel: 287

Perfin:

None

Stamp Title:

Penny Red Stars

Stamp Set:

Perforate Line-engraved Penny Reds

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Unknown

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Chalk Surface?:

No

Perforation:

15x14

Graphite:

No

Plate (Die):

Unknown (II)

Corner Letters:

☆☆ BF

Elliptical Perforations:

None

Simular Entries:

ID#: 260 (Used)     


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