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Two pence stamp

QV black Two pence stamp

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ivan timmis06/10/2020 14:58:05
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dsc_0066.jpgdsc_0066.jpgcan any one tell me why this two pence black/ dark blue is this colour its perforated and if you hold it to the light it shows a dark greenish blue tint on perforation one side only also has a large crown watermark any info would be much appreciated thanks

Paul Davey 107/10/2020 09:17:29
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Looks a bit "oxidised" to me (though chemically it's not an oxidation, it's called that in philately). The brown staining at the bottom right appears to be "foxing" which is a fungal stain, though see the Wiki entry for details. A light hydrogen peroxide treatment might improve it, but there are risks. To me it's on the dark shade of blue and I would probably leave it alone.

The phone picture is not clear enough to see the plate number - top tip - Use a scanner! Keeps it flat and in focus and 800dpi gives all the detail you need. See the gradually evolving set of scans for the 2d at

Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 07/10/2020 09:18:04

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