GB 1870 Half Penny Bantam

From Stamps of the World

  • Date of Issue : 1st October 1870
  • Perforations : 14
  • Watermark : "half penny" in script across three stamps
  • Sheet : 480 stamps (24 x 20)
  • Plate Numbers (shown on sides) : 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,19,20
½d Plate 9
½d showing location of Plate number (20)
½d block IF-KH Plate 12

Watermark[edit]

  • Watermark can be found :
    • Inverted
    • Reversed
    • Inverted and Reversed
Watermarked paper showing "half penny" watermark - vertical strip of 3

Specimen[edit]

Handstamped Specimen

Proof[edit]

Proof in black on India paper
Ormond Hill die proof in dull lilac-rose on thin wove paper
'Guildhall' die proof in black on thin yellowish white wove paper (25 x 22mm)

Imperf[edit]

Plate 1

First Day Usage[edit]

first day of issue on British Asylum for Deaf & Dumb Females printed voting form