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 SG GB 45 plt9 Used Good 2d Queen Victoria October 1,1870  SG GB 45 plt9 Used Good 2d Queen Victoria October 1,1870
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Archive ID #:

281

Archive Location:

100082

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

45 plt9

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:

October 1,1870

Face Value:

2d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Perkins, Bacon and Co.)

Colour:

Blue

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

Heavily

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%
):

£15.00 (£6.00)

Description:

A lovely lightly used example of “Two Pence” blue from plate 9, sheet position JJ. The colour is vibrant, and the intricate detail is well-preserved and mostly unblemished thanks to the light, but evident, postmark.

The only downside is that the print is extremely off centre - enough that the borders of the stamps positioned to the top and left of it are partially visible on the perforations. On such a note, however, the perforations are in exceptional condition. Lastly, the gum has been heavily hinged, and the watermark is difficult to discern. For all the faults it is nonetheless aesthetically pleasing.

Postmark:

Light and patchy

Perfin:

None

Used by:

User unknown

Stamp Title:

Twopenny Blue

Stamp Set:

Twopenny Blues (1858-76)

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Unknown (Unknown)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

Perforation:

14x14

Plate (Die):

9 ()

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

JJ JJ

Chalk Surface?:

No


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