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essay  1879 (16 May) Requisition written out on a sheet (202x310mm.) with "1000 Post Cards as per pattern annexed, value one half penny (1½d.)", the pattern is a handpainted postcard in red on tracing paper (138x89mm.) bearing 1876 (1d.) handstamped "CANCELLED" with various amendments written such as "Lighter Card" and "Stamp to be embossed value stamped thereon viz onepenny halfpenny". Photo
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essay 1879 (16 May) Requisition written out on a sheet (202x310mm.) with "1000 Post Cards as per pattern annexed, value one half penny (1½d.)", the pattern is a handpainted postcard in red on tracing paper (138x89mm.) bearing 1876 (1d.) handstamped "CANCELLED" with various amendments written such as "Lighter Card" and "Stamp to be embossed value stamped thereon viz onepenny halfpenny". Photo

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essay 1879 (16 May) Requisition written out on a sheet (202x310mm.) with "1000 Post Cards as per pattern annexed, value one half penny (1½d.)", the pattern is a handpainted postcard in red on tracing paper (138x89mm.) bearing 1876 (1d.) handstamped "CANCELLED" with various amendments written such as "Lighter Card" and "Stamp to be embossed value stamped thereon viz onepenny halfpenny". Photo
Provenance
De La Rue archives, 1976
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