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Author:  howard H [ Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Plate 77. No Genuine Examples Known?

David Beech has sent me the following link for those unable to access the Collectors club details.
http://www.1dplate77.com
What do members think?
Kind regards,
Howard Hughes

Author:  alexiosp [ Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Transfer from previous board: original post 652

Hello Howard,

In October 2008 I posted the following message to the Mulready Group:

"I read with much interest the article which generates much interest
here. A discovery of 3 such stamps on a cover is trully amazing. I am
not an expert on stamps (far, far from it) but the postal history
aspect of the cover is not as straightforward as the author thinks.

The author states that "the cover was mailed directly at the 3d rate,
the rate required to send mail from Great Britain to Belgium at that
time".

The above statement is true only in cases where the sender used the
direct to Ostend route (3d rate from 1.8.65 to 1.7.75). But the sender
had also the choice to send his letter via France in which case he
would have to pay 4d (1.8.65 - 1.7.75). The cover in question was
clearly sent via France and as such it should have paid 4d. This
observation of course does not prove that the cover is a fake,
especially as the extra 1d could have been affixed on the left side of
the cover, now missing. Still, this is something to think about."

Alexios

Author:  howard H [ Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:10 pm ]
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Alexios,
Thanks for this.
I cannot read the transit mark, is it definitely French?
I agree that a piece is never satisfactory in understanding postal history.
As I understand it, the author is quite confident that the adhesive has not been altered/forged after printing. He is opining that alterations may have occurred prior to printing. Most unusual.
Kind regards,
Howard

Author:  alexiosp [ Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:15 pm ]
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Howard, there is a French transit cds at the back - faint but partly reads 'ANGLETTERE'.

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