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 SG GB F9 Mint Good 1d Queen Victoria 1 May 1860  SG GB F9 Mint Good 1d Queen Victoria 1 May 1860  SG GB F9 Mint Good 1d Queen Victoria 1 May 1860
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ID # 941
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Archive ID #:

941

Archive Location:

100250

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

SG GB F9

SG Specialised Number:

Unknown

Type:

Fiscal

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 May 1860

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Typography

Designer (Printer):

Unknown (Thomas De La Rue & Co)

Colour:

Reddish lilac

Mint/Used:

Mint

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%
):

£14.00 (£5.60)

Description:

Great example of a Queen Victoria Great Britain one penny (1d) "INLAND REVENUE" used fiscal stamp. Both clean and clear this specimen shows the classical side profile of Queen Victoria based on the William Wyon medallic portrait. This particular philatelic version appears more detailed than the typical Charles Heath engraving seen with the Penny Black and Penny Black stamps. 

The stamp shows the bust framed by a crown-topped circle containing the capitalised words “INLAND REVENUE” in a serif letterpress style font. The text initially appears off-centre upon closer inspetcion, but the initial "I" and final "E" are thankfully symmetrical. The crown itself if well detailed, and the bottom value-indication - “ONE PENNY” - is clear and highlighted by its own frame.

There is a high amount of finer details in the engraving. Notably this occurs as thinly spaced lines behind the portrait, and also within the space lying outside the frame. In the latter case the pattern gives a fair amount of subtle beauty despite its gentle and otherwise plain monochrome colour. 

This particular stamp is slightly off-centre, with the left and bottom border being slight larger than the other two. Despite this, the entire unmarked face is contained within the perforations and thus provides us with a full view of all the detail. Some, but not all, of the gum remains - indicating use - and it has clearly been hinged in the past. The paper is somewhat thin with the face showing through in good light. The Large Anchor watermark is also clearly visible to the naked eye, and is itself well centered.

Postmark:

None

Perfin:

None

Stamp Title:

Inland Revenue One Penny (wmk Large Crown)

Stamp Set:

Postal Fiscal Stamps

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Single lined anchor (Standard)

Gum (Type):

Some

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Chalk Surface?:

No

Perforation:

15.5x15

Graphite:

No

Plate (Die):

Not Applicable (Not Applicable)

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Elliptical Perforations:

No


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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