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Type 56

I would like to show you an example of this underprint on a stamp but, as yet, I have been unable to locate one.

This underprint is believed to be for the firm Joseph Travers & Sons.  They were Wholesale Grocers, Wine and Spirit Merchants.

They operated from:

    119 Canon Street,
    London E. C.

    44 Stanley Street,


    3 Pall Mall,

They were not confined to the UK however as the following picture illustrates:

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1864. Unofficial overprint type 56 (over the gum) in red.

PP192 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 90

This underprint has only been found unused.

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