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News Title Image 1860 Halfpenny Yellow Dated 22 MAR 1860
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Saturday, March 27, 2021 by ngrover

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The recent Grosvenor sale lot 813 has generated a fair amount of interest and debate as the canceller would suggest the stamp was used some 8 months before the official issue date of 1st December 1860.

Various opinions have been presented from 'crude forgery' to is it an SG1 and this is a double cancel distorting an 8 to look like a 6, an alteration to make an 8 look like a 6 or potentially most feasible (because i think the cancel looks genuine) did the clerk simple put the wrong date slug in? .. it is known to have happened with these early

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