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Prices have been brought up to date, and are for stamps in 'average' condition.
The currency is now selectable, the default is British Currency (£).
I have revised Hiscocks' original listing, though leaving references to the original designations.
The new designations have 'RH' numbers (Revised Hiscocks) to avoid confusion.
However, since there appears to have been a degree of rivalry between the LD&CR and S.E.R.
I would hazard a guess that it would be soon after Forbes became General Manager.
Hiscocks describes the 3d as on yellow paper and the 1s on greyish white paper.
There are however examples of both values in both papers.
I thought at first that the greyish white examples had been produced by fading of the yellow types,
but Mark Gibson has shown me images that make it clear that the greyish white paper is laid paper, whilst the yellow ones are printed on wove paper.
|RH #||Hisc.||Desc.||Rarity||Mint||Used||Qty known|
|RH1||-||3d black on greyish white laid paper||R4||1000.00||-||3|
|RH1a||H1||3d black on yellow wove paper||R4||2800.00||-||2|
|RH2||H2||1s black on greyish white laid paper||R4||1000.00||-||2|
|RH2a||-||1s black on yellow wove paper||R4||2800.00||-||2|
Look here for an explanation of the table.
Yellow wove paper.
|3d - RH1 courtesy of Steve Lawrie.|
|1s - RH2 courtesy of Grosvenor Auctions.||1s - RH2 courtesy of Mark Gibson.|
Greyish white laid paper.
|Images courtesy of Mark Gibson.|
|3d Imperf - RH1||1s Imperf - RH2|
The mark that nearly joins the 'ge' of 'Message' is on the two scans of the 1/- on white paper.
It is not on either of the 1/- scans on yellow paper. Coincidence ?
|3d - RH1 courtesy of Steve Lawrie.||3d - RH1 courtesy of Grosvenor Auctions.|
These were part of the A.J.Lowe collection sold by Phillips on 2 November 1990.
The 3d is described as black on yellow, and the 1/- as black on white.
Black and white images courtesy of Phillips, Son & Neale.
Most of these show guide-lines at the top between the stop after 'RAILWAY' and passing through the horses (or unicorns ?) legs.
There are traces of other lines too, vertical and horizontal suggesting an early stage of preparation.
Another thing that I noticed recently, the words 'GENERAL MANAGER' have a faint 'echo' to the left and slightly higher.
For the sake of interest
The London Chatham & Dover Railway letter stamp.
Issued between 1891 and 1899, these are listed and illustrated in
The Railway Letter Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland 1891-1947 (published in 2000).
Image courtesy of www.ibredguy.co.uk
Last updated 6th. Sept. 2016
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