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Chris Elliott 129/09/2021 21:05:57
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Hi there.
I’m Chris. New member here.
I’m posting as my father passed several months ago amd left me his stamp collection.
Included in it is- as far as I can ascertain- an 1840 two Penny blue with blue Maltese cross.
I have a picture but unfortunately my camera is awful so it’s terrible.
If it is the real thing - crass question but what would it’s approximate value be?

many thanks

Chris.

Chris Elliott 129/09/2021 21:08:11
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Paul Davey 129/09/2021 21:14:24
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Welcome Chris

unfortunately the picture is not visible to me. There are several threads about how to post pictures here.

In short the value is so dependant on condition a good scan (camera rarely gives you a picture of a flat image) of both front and back is required. Could be a few tens of pounds up to a few hundred. The most common forgery of an 1840 2d is where an 1841 stamp has had its white line painted out. Usually fairly easy to see in a good light with a magnifying glass. The addition of a blue Maltese Cross adds greatly but it depends how blue! We need the picture!

Paul

Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 29/09/2021 21:15:37

Chris Elliott 129/09/2021 21:23:58
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Hi Paul. Thanks for replying. I’ll try and upload a photo and short video. Very very poor quality I’m afraid

Chris Elliott 129/09/2021 21:26:53
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Chris Elliott 103/10/2021 13:48:40
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Chris Elliott 103/10/2021 13:49:11
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Chris Elliott 103/10/2021 13:50:04
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Ok managed to get better pictures. Plus a picture of how I found the stamp presented.

any and all advice would be greatly welcomed

thanks

Chris

Chris Elliott 103/10/2021 13:52:34
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