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Great Britain 1887-92 issue, Scott's cat. # 114 used. This 2½p violet on blue stamp depicts the bust of Queen Victoria. This stamp has great margins, good centering, a nice fancy "Charing Cross" in squared-circle cancel, and is without defects.
Charing Cross, London, England, Great Britain (Charing Cross, a hamlet in London, located in south-eastern England.)
Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Charing Cross is named after the now demolished Eleanor cross that stood there, in what was once the hamlet of Charing. The original site of the cross has been occupied since 1675 by an equestrian statue of King Charles I. A Victorian replacement, in different style from the original, was later erected a short distance to the east outside the railway station.
Since the second half of the 18th century, Charing Cross has been seen by some as the exact "centre of London". It is one of the points used for measuring distances from London.
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