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1887? Great Britain Nw Government Parcel Stamp Help Please

 
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Posted 09/05/2011   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add fincbob2451 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, Can someone identify the Scott number for this stamp and what the NW stands for. I can't find this overprint in the 2009 Scott.
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david



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Edited by fincbob2451 - 09/05/2011 12:57 pm

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I am not 100% sure but I believe the NW Parcel Office was a parcel-handling office of the Royal Mail in Northwest London (the only city I am aware of that had different postmarks for different postal offices).

There are two stamps with that design, Queen Victoria Jubilee 4d 1887-92(Scott 116), and King Edward VII (Jubilee style) 4d (Scott 133). My guess would be QV Scott 116 as the KEVII stamp had a larger white margin around the green central design.

Edit: If QV, I wouldn't expect one to sell for more than $4, if KEVII would expect it to go for more than $9.

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Edited by smauggie - 09/05/2011 1:12 pm
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Posted 09/05/2011   1:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks smauggie, I certainly appreciate your help.
David
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Is the N.W. Parcel Office an overprint or part of the cancellation or applied by the N.W. london Post Office? I see Gov't Parcels stamps listed in the Officials but not this one. Would this be a different stamp from the ones overprinted Gov't Parcels?
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Posted 09/05/2011   3:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a rubber parcel cancellation. Overprints are horizontal and say something like "GOVT PARCELS".

The clue is the two concentric circles which is the hallmark of the parcel cancellation.
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Posted 09/05/2011   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again smauggie, that clarifies it for me.
David
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