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 SG GB 44 plt192 Used Good 1d Queen Victoria 1864-1879  SG GB 44 plt192 Used Good 1d Queen Victoria 1864-1879
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Archive ID #:

317

Archive Location:

100086

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

SG GB 44 plt192

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:

1864-1879

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Perkins, Bacon and Co.)

Colour:

Lake-red

Mint/Used:

Used

Condition:

Good

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%
):

£2.75 (£1.10)

Description:

Lovely, vibrantly coloured Penny Red stamp with am extremely fine example of a oval shaped, 498 numeral cancel plus bars. G. Brumell places it as being from Manchester, Lancashire, whilst John Parmenter and Ken Smith informs us that the Office was in operation from 1844 to 1962, whilst the number itself was in use from 1844 all the way to 1980 (information provided by the GBPS).

The stamp itself is from plate 192 (easily seen along the sides), and from sheet position OG. It has three good margins, is well centred, and has a relatively unblemished face. The watermark is easily visible both to the eye and under light, while the rear is in good condition although heavily hinged. If anything, just a lovely example of a Manchester postmark which would likely have been applied in the mid to late Victorian period.

Postmark:

Oval barred numeral cancel: 498

Perfin:

None

Stamp Title:

Penny Red

Stamp Set:

Penny Reds (1864-79)

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Large Crown (Standard)

Gum (Type):

None

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Chalk Surface?:

No

Perforation:

14x14

Graphite:

No

Plate (Die):

192 (II)

Corner Letters:

GO OG

Elliptical Perforations:


Disclaimer: information provided alongside the scans has no guarantee of being corretc. Errors and omissions are likely, especially in regards to the colour and shade of stamps due to personal colour-blindness. Please take everything with a grain of salt. If in doubt, go off the image not the data!


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