Great Britain

Used

Many collectors prefer to collect mint stamps, with designs unblemished by a cancellation. Others are convinced that postage stamps were meant to be used for postal purposes and that 'cancelled' is the only way to collect! There are numerous different grades of used stamps; neat circular datestamps (cdss), duplexes, 'slogan' cancels where a datestamp is combined with a boxed phrase ('Dig For Victory') or wavy lines, heavy parcel obliterators or sometimes manuscript cancels. Each has its place. By definition, stamps in used condition have had postal, telegraphic or fiscal use and have been cancelled accordingly, the condition of gum, or any that might be left of it, is inconsequential. A very fine example of the cancellation itself is what is important here. A crisp, upright circular datestamp (cds) on a surface printed issue, for example, carries a very high premium and is much sought after.

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GB 1840 SG2 Pl.1b Penny Black

Stock Code: P212020552

GB 1840 SG2 Pl.1a Penny Black

Stock Code: P212020556

GB 1840 SG2 Pl.1b Penny Black

Stock Code: P212020548

GB 1840 SG2 Pl.1b Penny Black

Stock Code: P212020551

GB 1870 SG43 Pl.140 Used London cds

Stock Code: P212017177

GB 1841 SG8m Pl.29 Used London No.8 MC

Stock Code: P212017180

GB 1871 SG43 Pl.145 Used London cds

Stock Code: P212017175

GB 1858 SG46 Pl.13 Used VFU (JC)

Stock Code: P212017183