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Type 24                    Type 24A

The Fore Street Warehouse Company (Limited) were, not surprisingly Warehousemen.  They operated from:

    Fore Street,
    London E. C.

In 1865 they also had premises at:

    9 Mincing Lane
    London E.C.

 

1868. Unofficial underprint type 24 (over the gum) in black.

a) Vertical underprint, reading upwards

PP67 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 111, 113, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 218, 219 and 221

PP68 1 1/2d lake-red (SG 51 or G6)
Plates 1 and 3

PP69 2d blue (SG 45 or G3)
Plates 13, 14 and 15

PP70 1s deep green (SG 150 or J109)
Plate 9

PP71 1d Venetian red (SG 166 or K3)

PP72 1d lilac, 14 dots (SG 171 or K7)

 

b) Vertical underprint, reading downwards

PP73 1/2d rose-red (SG 48 or G4)
Plate 5

PP74 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)
Plates 134, 143, 146, 153, 176, 177, 191, 192, 193, 195, 196, 208, 210 and 220

PP75 3d rose (SG 143 and 158 or J41 and J45A)
Plates 17 and 21

PP75A 6d grey (SG 147 and J84)
Plate 14

Note. PP75A is my numbering as this example is currently unlisted by Stanley Gibbons.

PP76 1d lilac, 14 dots (SG 171 or K7)

PP77 1d lilac, 16 dots (SG 173 or K8)

 

Unofficial underprint type 24A (over the gum) in black.

PP78 1d Venetian red (SG 166 or K3)

PP79 1 1/2d Venetian red (SG 167 or K4) reading upwards

PP79A 1 1/2d Venetian red (SG 167 or K4) reading downwards

PP80 2 1/2d rosy mauve (SG 141 or J4) reading upwards
Plate 3

PP81 2 1/2d blue (SG 142 or J19) reading upwards
Plate 17

PP81A 2 1/2d blue (SG 142 or J22) reading upwards
Plate 20

PP81B 2 1/2d blue (SG 157 or J25) reading upwards
Plate 21

 

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

Cat No. Letters
F3970.01 FSW/Co.L
F3970.02 FSW/Co.L
F3950.01 FS/W
F3950.01a FS/W
F3950.01p FS/W
F3950.02 FS/W
F3950.03 FS/W
F3951.01p ./FS/W

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

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