Debenham, Tewson & Farmer
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Type 21

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:

    London E.C.

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
    London
   
W1A 5PZ

 

1868. Unofficial underprint type 21 (over the gum) in black.

a) Vertical underprint, reading upwards

PP62 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 110, 125, 130, 131 and 136

b) Vertical underprint, reading downwards

PP63 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plate 222

There are a number of perfins that have also been identified as belonging to this firm.  They include:

Cat No. Letters Identity
D4780.01  DT&F Debenham, Tewson & Farmer
D4790.01 D.T&F Debenham, Tewson & Farmer

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

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