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Posted 01/14/2012   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Londonbus1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have any info about this stamp. a catalogue number [if there is one] and a value.
I have seen Mint copies at auction but nothing used thus far.

Thanks.



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Posted 01/14/2012   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamp! I've never seen a catalogue of savings stamps.
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Posted 01/14/2012   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is an earlier version. Might be of interest to skilo54 as the head is very "downey" Cannot help re cat number or such.

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Posted 01/14/2012   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never seen a catalogue either, but this must be listed somewhere.
Nice piece Scotzm.
I have seen MNH copies of the stamp [the 1st one] selling at auction for 400, but as most would have been used, my guess is that they have much,much less value.

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Posted 01/14/2012   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mint, as far as I know, is 200-300 pounds. Used is around the 50 pound area. That's for the earlier Downey head version.
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Posted 01/14/2012   3:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, just found out the prices, it's the same for the MacKennal head.
At a recent Grosvenor Auction, a MNH MacKennal Head sold for 400.

All good stuff.
Thanks all.
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Posted 01/14/2012   3:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skilo54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scotzm, Skilo54 is definitely interested! Please shoot me an email if you would like to sell or trade for that lovely piece of Downey Magic!

Here is the 13th Edition SG 4 Kings Listing for these stamps:

1911-20 Post Office Savings Bank Stamps, watermark Crown/POSB. Perf 15x14

POSB1 -
1s. light blue and red (Downey Portrait) - 200(mint) 50(used)
a) Overprint 'Cancelled' 300

POSB2 -
1s. light blue and red (Mackennal Portrait) - 200(mint) 50(used)
a) Overprint 'Cancelled' 300

Watching my inbox for a message..........

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Edited by skilo54 - 01/14/2012 3:31 pm
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Posted 01/14/2012   6:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

That's a handsome stamp.

Scotzm, yours is postmarked "Quarry Bank"
Would that have any relevence to the area
where John Lennon went to school?
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Posted 01/14/2012   6:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this postmark is from the village of Quarry Bank in Staffordshire (now in the Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarry_Bank

John Lennon indeed went to Quarry Bank High School in Allerton in Liverpool and founded the Quarrymen but I don't know how the school got its name.
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Posted 01/15/2012   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Nigel,
relying on a rusty memory, stone was quarried nearby
and I believe Quarrybank school was constructed of it.

I do recall the first headmaster of the Quarrybank school
was a man named George Harrison.
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Posted 01/15/2012   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alas... the POSB stamp is not mine. I have a friend who was in a Dudley Philatelic Club and I remember he sent me last year some articles and this POSB stamp was mentioned and pictured. He had recently bought several (not this one) and I believe he paid 130 for three used on a page from a savings book.
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