I would like to show you an example of this underprint on a stamp but, as yet, I have been unable to locate one.
Debenham, Tewson & Farmer were a firm of Auctioneers, Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents and traded from:
The firm was founded in 1853 by Frank Gissing Debenham as Debenham & Tewson. Over the next few years it was also known as Debenham, Tewson & Farmer and later Debenham, Tewson, Farmer & Bridgewater. The firm still exists today in the form of International Property Advisors, DTZ Debenham Tie Leung (part of DTZ Holdings). Their main DTZ London office is now at:
1 Curzon Street
1868. Unofficial underprint type 21 (over the gum) in black.
a) Vertical underprint, reading upwards
PP62 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
b) Vertical underprint, reading downwards
PP63 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
There are a number of perfins that have also been identified as belonging to this firm. They include:
See the Philatelic Links and References page for more information on Perfins.