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by Mike Jackson
Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Scottish Postal History Society
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Scottish Postal History Society

Lyn Robinson (lyn@myreton.com) has apparently been having some email problems. The SPHS treasurer, Stephen Parkin (stephenrhparkin@aol.com) suggests you email Lyn again and copy him in so that he can ensure your enquiry gets dealt with.
by Mike Jackson
Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: T.P. Walworth Postmark
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: T.P. Walworth Postmark

AFAIK these old pre-1840 handstamps were issued to the receiving offices by the Post Office but were never intended to be used as cancellations (although a few offices did so use them). Many are recorded in the official Impression Books. Stitt Dibden's London Date Stamp Codes is the main source for ...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Jan 07, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: T.P. Walworth Postmark
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: T.P. Walworth Postmark

'T.P' does mean twopence; the handstamp was originally used in the London Twopenny Post, which became the London District Post. After the reforms of 1839/40, many old Penny Post and Twopenny Post handstamps were kept in use as namestamps, as in this case. Your letter was posted at the Walworth recei...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:56 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Type 1844 Identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Type 1844 Identification help

William, not sure if this helps but Bill Barrell has this on a Saxmundham cover on his website
Saxmundham 609.jpg
Saxmundham 609 Bill.jpg
Tom Slemons has a picture of 690 in his Suffolk book but the serif of the 6 doesn't show.
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Type 1844 Identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Type 1844 Identification help

What about 890 (Windsor, 1844-1962) with a badly printed 8?
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jul 24, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Newsprint Triangular Postmarks
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Newsprint Triangular Postmarks

Richard, according to Mackay's book, ' Hastings and Worthing were unusual in having triangles with the letters and numerals in script '. He illustrated the Hastings triangle which has 'HS' over the numeral '1'. Since writing the above I've thought of another book on my shelves which might help: Harr...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Jul 22, 2023 12:17 am
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Scotland postmark question
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Re: Scotland postmark question

There was an earlier book, Numbered Postmarks of Scotland (1967) by James Douglas, but Mackay's work probably supersedes it. Both books give the recorded dates of use of all the Scottish numerals but Douglas gives only the year; Mackay the full dates. Mackay's book is quite comprehensive, although n...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Jul 18, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Newsprint Triangular Postmarks
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Newsprint Triangular Postmarks

Telegraphic Codes of the British Isles 1870–1924 by James A. Mackay, published by the author in 1981.
by Mike Jackson
Sat Jul 01, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Postal Rates
Topic: 1852 rate to Geneva ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6505

Re: 1852 rate to Geneva ?

From Raguin: Instructions No. 32, 1845: 'On and after the 1st December next . . . Switzerland . . . sent by way of France . . .': 11d under ¼ oz (as in Oxley), but the next step is 1s 5d (5d British plus 1s foreign). (These particular rates were confirmed in Instructions No. 13, 1852.)
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jun 29, 2023 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: Need ship Information
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Re: Need ship Information

Martin, following Maurice's suggestion of looking at newspaper archives, Lloyd's List is available on the British Newspaper Archive. Here's a clipping of some vessels departing for New York to give an idea of the advertising on the front page. There's lots of various listings inside. I believe the t...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jun 14, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Edinburgh 131 Postmark:
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Edinburgh 131 Postmark:

This is from James A. Mackay's Scottish Numeral Postmarks (1987).
by Mike Jackson
Wed May 24, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Help with Cancel
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: Help with Cancel

Hi William,
Yes, the Leeds 447 1844C dated SEPT1845 in Parmenter (Vol. 6, p. 152) looks correct, and consistent with a Plate 61 stamp (put to press in Aug. 1845), which is what I believe your stamp is.
by Mike Jackson
Sat May 20, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Punch Marking in Re Engraved Sea Horse
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: Punch Marking in Re Engraved Sea Horse

Hi Johan, apparently the stamps were clipped to destroy their philatelic value. See short article by Leslie Wilkinson in GBJ, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 45 (available to download on the GBPS website).
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: Airgraphs
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

Re: Airgraphs

Hi Mike, I have a few, mainly to complement my collection of meter franking (some airgraph envelopes were postmarked using converted franking machines - see attached PDF).
by Mike Jackson
Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Help with London Receiver "AR" and "Miss Bagust" publication
Replies: 5
Views: 4740

Re: Help with London Receiver "AR" and "Miss Bagust" publication

The entry in the list in F. Bagust's book is: A.R - Abel Roper - Fleet-street - Post Office advertisement 1652 It's the only AR listed, although the list is not claimed to be anywhere near complete. According to the Ipswich Journal of Sat. 5 Feb. 1726, ' Saturday last died, Mr. Abel Roper, formerly ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Help with London Receiver "AR" and "Miss Bagust" publication
Replies: 5
Views: 4740

Re: Help with London Receiver "AR" and "Miss Bagust" publication

I have Miss Bagust’s book but am on holiday for another week or so. If you still need me to check it I will when I get back
by Mike Jackson
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: King Edward VII
Topic: Rarity of 'Malformed Large 2' on King Edward 7th 2.5d (M16h)
Replies: 3
Views: 9562

Re: Rarity of 'Malformed Large 2' on King Edward 7th 2.5d (M16h)

A bit more information: The variety was first listed in the 9th edition of the SG Specialised Catalogue in 1993. Reg Powell had this vertical pair in his collection showing co-extensive rules, so must be Plate 11/210 or 12/211 (this could well be the piece that SG based its listing on). Michael Astl...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
Replies: 5
Views: 11187

Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates

Just noticed a reference in Wiseman's 1988 book to articles concerning marginal rules in GSM April and May 1986.
by Mike Jackson
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates
Replies: 5
Views: 11187

Re: 1900 halfpenny blue-green plates

Some work has been done on the QV halfpenny, but not as advanced as for the KEVII and KGV issues. The GBPS published a book by Clive Akerman in 1970 entitled The Plating of the Half Penny 1887–1900, focusing on printing flaws; and in 1988 Tony Wiseman published A Guide to 1887 ½d Controls which incl...
by Mike Jackson
Sat May 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: King Edward VII
Topic: Straight Line "date stamp" appli4ed to ED VII issues
Replies: 2
Views: 11391

Re: Straight Line "date stamp" appli4ed to ED VII issues

Murray, could it be the date a collector bought it from the post office? I've not come cross dates being stamped on sheets by the printer. (I was going to ask you to post a scan of the block in question but I've found it on my computer and have attached it to this post.)
by Mike Jackson
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: King Edward VII
Topic: Information on KEVII 4d. with Queen Victoria -White 4- variety
Replies: 8
Views: 19007

Re: Information on KEVII 4d. with Queen Victoria -White 4- variety

Reg Powell had two KEVII examples (see below) but I believe only these two on chalky paper, none on ordinary paper. The QV examples are what I have in my collection. I've always thought that this variety was a printing, not a plate, variety; rather like the Downey Head no cross on crowns, probably d...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: King Edward VII
Topic: Quantities of certain British Official stamps produced
Replies: 11
Views: 20255

Re: Quantities of certain British Official stamps produced

The three departments you mention were included in Tony's GB Departmental Stamps 1882–1914 , published in association with SG in 1994 (A4, 67 pp.). A quick look revealed some information on numbers, but it's buried in the text and does not appear to be presented in convenient table form. If you can'...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Surface Printed
Topic: Victoria Jubilee issue layout
Replies: 8
Views: 15110

Re: Victoria Jubilee issue layout

As far as I can gather from Wiseman (DLRY2, pp. 351–362) and the TPM (was BPMA), the 4½d was printed 320-set from 160-set head plates (combined with eight 20-set duty plates). This resulted in left and right sheets of 160 each. But I can find no mention of the size of PO counter sheets. Akerman (GBJ...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: 2015 dumb cancel
Replies: 1
Views: 9466

2015 dumb cancel

This arrived today. Instead of being pen-cancelled, the stamps appear to have been handstamped. Is this cancel old, new, or is it a pen cancel made with a five-nibbed pen?! Best wishes, Mike
by Mike Jackson
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: Compulsory Registration of Letters
Replies: 2
Views: 10924

Re: Compulsory Registration of Letters

Harvey, try the GBPS Newsletter 353, May/June 2015, p. 22; and 343, Sept/Oct 2013, pp. 27-28.
Best wishes, Mike
by Mike Jackson
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Help with a Scottish triangle
Replies: 6
Views: 14120

Re: Help with a Scottish triangle

Hi Ron and Eunice I disagree with Hendy on two counts: I believe the datestamp was steel; and the symbol was a stamper's code (or at least an identifying code of some kind), the right-hand letter indicating the time of day. According to Alcock & Holland and Mackay, most (but not all) of the lett...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Pre-Stamp
Topic: Information needed on Windsor postmark 1794
Replies: 2
Views: 10751

Re: Information needed on Windsor postmark 1794

Hi Ron and Eunice

The mark is listed in Willcocks & Jay, BCC, Vol. 4, p. 12 as convex (although it's not clear which way is convex and which way is concave!).

WINDSOR convex 41 x 5 Black 1794–00 D

Hope that helps.

Best wishes

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: King George VI
Topic: Gerry Bater Photographs
Replies: 3
Views: 14697

Re: Gerry Bater Photographs

Hello all The GBPS library has just acquired a series of photographs in 11 films covering flaws in the arms and festival high values. These photos were originally sold by Gerry with notes describing each photo. These notes are missing from the library set. Could anyone supply us with a copy? Regard...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Downey Heads
Topic: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 14947

Re: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?

Mike Jackson wrote:750-pixel-wide image as part of the post itself.

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by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Downey Heads
Topic: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 14947

Re: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?

750-pixel-wide image as part of the post itself.

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by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Downey Heads
Topic: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 14947

Re: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?

Same image, but placed
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by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Downey Heads
Topic: SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 14947

SG Spec. N7i – plate flaw or make-ready flaw?

[Test post on new Board] SG Spec. N7i, 1d Die 1a, Philatelic Plate 9. Was this variable flaw caused by damage to the plate or another fault in production, specifically faulty make-ready on the impression cylinder?
by Mike Jackson
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Postal Rates
Topic: 1867 Book Post Rate
Replies: 14
Views: 28101

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Alexious, here are the three pages devoted to Greece.
by Mike Jackson
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Postal Rates
Topic: 1867 Book Post Rate
Replies: 14
Views: 28101

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Hi Alexios, Oxley's British Postal Rates to Europe 1836–1876 (p. 84) states for 1 January 1866 to Greece: 'Packet of printed papers other than newspapers 5d. not exceeding 4ozs.'.

Since 1 January 1863 it had been 4d not exceeding 4 oz for 'prepaid packet of other printed papers'.

Best wishes

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Downey Heads
Topic: Elusive N1e
Replies: 4
Views: 12435

Elusive N1e

Fred, the Four Kings is not in error; it is a co-incidence. The attached is a scan of my example of N1e, and is the very stamp illustrated in SG (although SG retouched the flaw before publication). Your strip is from Philatelic Plate 8, the same plate which has N2g. If your strip had been a block of...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Pre-Stamp
Topic: Help needed with Two Py Post 1813
Replies: 2
Views: 10256

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Ron and Eunice, I believe it's Holborn Hill. Best wishes, Mike
by Mike Jackson
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: Economy envelopes and Reuse labels
Replies: 3
Views: 13364

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Robin, I can't think of any reference material on economy labels. I have a handful, 1944—1953, but all with definitives.

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: 1912-24 Royal Cypher
Topic: Additional Medicine Duty
Replies: 2
Views: 12365

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Mike, Candlish McCleery have an F15 corner pair on their Web site, but not H16. Best wishes, Mike
by Mike Jackson
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: Wilding cancellation
Replies: 1
Views: 7460

Wilding cancellation

Bob Galland would like to know whether anyone knows what this is or has seen another.
by Mike Jackson
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Postal Markings
Topic: British Post Offices in Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 10211

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Theo, according to Parmenter's GB Used Abroad (1993), it was 30 June 1874 (and he gives two contemporary references - see image).
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Pre-Stamp
Topic: "THWAITE" straight line handstamp
Replies: 3
Views: 11451

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PS. The early THWAITE mark is described as 45 x 5 mm in black.
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Pre-Stamp
Topic: "THWAITE" straight line handstamp
Replies: 3
Views: 11451

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Hi Alexios

W and J (2nd edn) record two Thwaite stamps. The first (presumably yours) is not given any dates, but the second (a mileage mark) is 1819-44.

The earlier THWAITE (yours) is rated G on a scale of A to H+

Best wishes, Mike
by Mike Jackson
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: King Edward VIII
Topic: Commercial advertising on booklet interleaves
Replies: 4
Views: 13462

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Ron, the following is from Ian Harvey: The adverts in each edition of any booklet have to be all the same because that is the contract between the advertiser and the Post Office. Thus, all adverts for all books are proofed for each book, a dummy paste-up made for each edition and the interleaves pre...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: S.P.G. BICENTENARY EXHIBITION
Replies: 7
Views: 16838

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Harvey, the following 1923 book by Charles Frederick Pascoe and Louis Duchesne is available as a modern reproduction. (Have no idea if it's of any use to you!). Try http://used.addall.com/Used/ Two Hundred Years of the S.P.G. : an Historical Account of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel i...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Detection of watermarks on cover
Replies: 8
Views: 15474

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The Morley Bright Roll-a-Tector and spare sachets of ink are advertised for sale on Vera Trinder's Web site.

I've found the device quite useful. Attached is a short piece about it that I wrote for the GBCC's Chronicle in 1998.

Best wishes

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: 1912-24 Royal Cypher
Topic: Paper production
Replies: 6
Views: 15471

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PS. There's a bug in the Discussion Board program which adds unwanted characters to the link. Click on the link to open your browser, then remove the unwanted characters

Best

from the address, and press Return (Enter).

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: 1912-24 Royal Cypher
Topic: Paper production
Replies: 6
Views: 15471

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Sorry Richard, I've put my article on my Web site at

http://www.mjpublications.com/downey/kg ... 06-114.pdf

Best wishes, Mike
by Mike Jackson
Fri May 06, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Postal History
Topic: Somerset Postal History
Replies: 9
Views: 17937

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Nick, here's the first page of the latest journal I have — October 2006.