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 Post subject: 1977 Single Line Band Hand Stamp
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:19 pm 
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I am trying to find out further information about a hand stamp that appears on a 1977 Definitives cover. It’s a simple double circle with the words all in capitals SINGLE LINE BAND in the outer circle and PHOSPHOR in the centre with a line above and below. Please can anyone help please.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Single Line Band Hand Stamp
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:11 pm 
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The handstamp has been added by a First Day Cover dealer. A lot of Machin stamps were issued as a First Class or overseas rate and with Inflation were only needed as a Second Class stamp. With a few exceptions the single band was reserved for second class stamps.
It would be possible to find similar handstamps on the 3p ultramarine, 3.5p olive grey , 5.5p violet, 6.5p greenish blue, 8p rosine and 10p orange-brown First Day Covers . These values were all issued as two band stamps and then re-issued as a single band ( Second class rate ) with no change in colour.

Hope this helps. Paul


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Single Line Band Hand Stamp
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:58 pm 
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Thank you for your kind help


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