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Posted 03/15/2023   5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whoa!
Al, is that bootheel "1" ? I spy
That is the most desired number, and is widely envied due to its history
Lucky devil

My Scott # 4 Imperf

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Edited by rod222 - 03/15/2023 5:40 pm
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Posted 03/16/2023   1:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BreefmackUSA to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yup - I think so!

That is a on Scott # 15 and is probably the most valuable single stamp in my Barbados (just getting started) collection without the bootheel #1. Is there a premium on that?

Nice margins on that #4 of yours too!

Great stuff,

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Posted 03/16/2023   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You'll have to reconnoitre ebay and dealers for that info.

General appraisal from the link given prior

For collectors of postmarks however, there is a challenge, which is to collect all 11 parish bootheel marks on this issue, and this is something of a quest.

It is generally accepted that with most of the bootheel marks on these De La Rue Britannia's, the available set runs from 2 to 11 and excludes the numeral 1 bootheel of St Michael. This is because the numeral 1 was used at the main GPO in Bridgetown and due to the volumes of mail going through this office they adopted newer cancellers much earlier than the outlying parishes.

So, the GPO numeral 1 bootheel is known to have been in daily use between 1863 and 1878[1] and with this stamp, SG74 being issued in 1875 there is, in theory, a three year window of overlap. In practice, however, they are hard to find.
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Posted 03/16/2023   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Plateflaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few examples of Bootheel 1 showing several different states or wear of the cancellation.

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Posted 03/16/2023   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful stuff Plateflaw
Thanks for sharing, not seen these at all before now.

Extraordinary, they all have a common orientation on the stamp face.

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Posted 03/30/2023   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A slightly different orientation:



Might have been a bounce. Sorry that the perfs are rough (when they aren't missing).
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Posted 03/30/2023   8:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still a nice stamp,
I have read also, that may be stamp hammer "chatter"
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