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1912 1d Red, Redrawn Downey Head, Wisbech CDS

1912 1d Red, Redrawn Downey Head, Wisbech CDS
Buckingham Covers eBay

1912 1d Red, Redrawn Downey Head, Wisbech CDS

1st January 1912 1d Red Redrawn Downey Head (SG341, Die 2). Good condition cover with a Wisbech CDS and addressed to the Foreign Office.

Following the printing issues with the Downey Head, which had been issued for the 1911 Coronation, there followed a two-year period in which seven different types of the 1d Downey Head were released. There were a variety of changes intended to improve both the quality and public approval of the stamp.

On 1st January 1912 the 1d Red Downey Head Die 2 was released. Aside from the different watermarks used, you can differentiate between them as the shading on the lion on the Die 2 stamp is much more defined & complete compared to Die 1, which has been disparagingly referred to as the ‘starving lion’.

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