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Type 38

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

Moses, Levy & Co. were Merchants and Wholesale Clothiers (specialising in sailors work wear) and although trading from various locations had their main office at:

    2 & 3 Aldgate,

The company was started as Henry Moses and Son and became Moses Levy & Co. when the son, Abraham Lyon Moses (1775-1854) went into business with Abraham Levy (1782-1848).


1864. Unofficial underprint type 38 (over the gum) in black.

a) Vertical underprint, reading upwards

PP120 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plate 193

b) Vertical underprint, reading downwards

PP121 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plate 91

PP122 2d blue (SG 46 or G3)
Plate 13

PP122A 6d lilac (SG 85 or J72)
Plates 4 and 5

PP123 6d violet (SG 109 or J76)
Plate 8

PP124 1s green (SG 101 or J103)
Plate 4

horizontal rule