1861 (1/2d) Dp Green SG17 Perkins Bacon CANCELLED Handstamp
Newly Discovered example of this Major Rarity, not known to Peter Jaffe in his 1998 book "CANCELLED by Perkins Bacon
Lovely fresh colour, showing 2 crisply struck part strike(s) of the Perkins Bacon "CANCELLED" handstamp
Position 3 from the original vertical blocks of six (2x3) prepared for presentation to Ormond Hill (nephew of Rowland Hill) in August 1861.
Previously unrecorded position 3, 5 examples now known, including one in the Royal Philatelic Collection.
New B.P.A Certificate
The fascinating story of these stamps is told in Peter Jaffe's 1998 book "CANCELLED by Perkins Bacon".
|Stamp Era||Victoria (1840-1901)|
|Grade||F = Fine|
|Year of Issue||1861|