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john crawford 128/12/2020 16:03:15
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I would be grateful for opinions as to the plate number of this stamp. Thank you for your attention.penny red.jpg

Fred Sellars28/12/2020 17:42:08
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This looks very interesting John, I have taken your scan and slightly adjusted the sharpness and position of your stamp to enable a sideways view.


Then I have taken an enlargement of the area in question so as to magnify it.


And also reproduced the image to impact mode.


From the images taken, I am unable to see a "1" preceding the "77"

Good luck with your find, Fred.

Fred Sellars28/12/2020 18:13:12
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To add interest to your find, here is a report made by the BBC back on the 8th February 2012.

You may have found a "hens tooth", Fred.

Fred Sellars28/12/2020 18:51:48
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A further site (attributed to a Mr. T Clarke) relating to this rare stamp can also be found on the following site that gives a mint example amongst further information.....

Specially created for the budding philatelist. Fred.

TIM CLARKE 128/12/2020 21:06:40
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It's a 177 I'm afraid........Tim

Fred Sellars28/12/2020 21:23:58
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Ah well, nevermind John, all that glitters is not gold !

Maybe next time


Edited By Fred Sellars on 28/12/2020 21:26:53

Fred Sellars29/12/2020 09:19:54
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Tim was a bit brief in his answer without stating as to why he had come to his conclusion over which plate it was, these are the reasons he gave me when I contacted him via email.


It's always best to find out why a decision is made. Fred.

john crawford 129/12/2020 11:36:05
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Fred, Tim thank you for your time and opinions. The dream was good while it lasted.


Fred Sellars02/01/2021 10:48:04
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Hi John, here is an attachment of the plate 77 stamp procured by Stanley Gibbons a few years ago.


For comparison, I can well understand your optimism on your discovery. Fred.

john crawford 102/01/2021 17:20:16
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Fred thanks again for your interest. I'm now at the point where I'm hoping to get an opinion from one of the dealers/auction houses. With the current travel restrictions it may a while before I can make a trip to U.K. they may give advice or an opinion online. I'll keep you advised on the outcome.


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