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Type 9

The City Bank were Bankers trading, according to a Post Office Commercial Directory of 1865, from:

    London E.C.

 with a branch office in:

    34 Old Bond Street
    London W

I believe this bank became part of the Midland Bank group, which in turn became part of the HSBC group.


1868. Unofficial underprint type 9 (over the gum) in black.

PP19 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 106, 107, 108, 121, 127 and 165

PP20 4d vermilion (SG 94 or J57)
Plate 10


There are a number of later perfins that have also been identified as belonging to this firm.    I do not have illustrations of these perfins but they are referenced in Tomkins as:

Cat No. Letters Identity
C3780.01 CI/TY City Bank Ltd.
C3790.01  City/Bk City Bank Ltd.

See the Philatelic Links and References page for more information on Perfins.

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