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Posted 02/03/2019   5:01 pm  Show Profile Check steve123's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add steve123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, can anyone help me identify this? Although written on with lead, it is still fully gummed on the reverse. There are no watermarks on this piece.
Thank you

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Posted 02/03/2019   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An intriguing piece!

It's denomination and the fact there's no country name makes me think it's from Great Britain but I can't find an example in my books.
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Posted 02/03/2019   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe an essay of some sort?
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Posted 02/03/2019   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, a Great Britain essay. These are more often seen in various colors with corner check letters included. I'm not going to include a dealer site; search images for "Great Britain Queen Victoria essay" and you'll get a couple of examples. One seller says it is an 1879 essay by McCorquodale, made to bid to get the stamp printing contract. Perkins, Bacon & Co's contract had expired about then but got it back, and also produced essays for the new contract.
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From my point of ignorance - Gibbons (not the current edition) shows the Perkins, Bacon essays for the 1879 1d tender, one of which appears identical to this, but with corner check letters. It says that they are known in deep brown.
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Posted 02/03/2019   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you hy-brasil and GeoffHa, I've found an image of this essay in Robson Lowe, page 185 second edition. Its a perforated strip of 6 with the check letters. He doesn't offer any information on colours.
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Posted 02/04/2019   06:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mikyh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, it is Perkins Bacon surface printed essay for the 1879 tender to replace the 1d red, one of six designs submitted (page 226 of the S.G. Queen Victoria Specialist Catalogue). Unfortunately they had no experience printing surface printed stamps and lost the tender to De La Rue.

The ones without a W were printed from a plate of 120 in many different colours.

There were also reprints on thick card in four colours around 1913/14.


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Posted 02/04/2019   08:11 am  Show Profile Check steve123's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add steve123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, Bobby. Are you able to share that image and description?
Thank you
Steve
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Hi Steve,

Under the heading 'Essays', the description says "Various essays by Perkins Bacon (5/- to 2 each)"

Picture from the book below:




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Posted 02/04/2019   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Bobby. Do I send my five bob to you?
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Posted 02/04/2019   6:24 pm  Show Profile Check steve123's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add steve123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, mikyh! I missed your post and just caught it now.
The one I have is on very thin transparent paper. The image is rather striking, a very nice piece imo.
Thank you all very much!
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Posted 02/04/2019   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Thanks, Bobby. Do I send my five bob to you?


Good heavens no

If my scan's worth 5 bob then Michael's has to be worth 5 quid

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