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Great Britain 1912 Issue, Scott's cat # 158B, this stamp is Die II (re-engraved). This 1p scarlet used stamp depicts King George V. This stamp has good margins and perforations are clear of the design and is free of any defects. It has a Crowborough/Tunbridge Wells cancel.
Crowborough, East Sussex, England.
Crowborough is a town in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. It is situated in the Weald, at the edge of Ashdown Forest, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding National Beauty. It is 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 35 miles (56 km) south of London. It has road and rail links and is served by a town council. It is the most populous inland town in East Sussex, with over 20,000 people.
Crowborough is located in the northern part of East Sussex, around 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the county border with Kent. The town is 57 kilometres (35 mi) south of central London. The nearest major towns are Tunbridge Wells, 12 kilometres (7 mi) to the north-east; Brighton, 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the south-west; and Crawley, 26 kilometres (16 mi) to the west. The county town of Lewes is 24 kilometres (15 mi) to the south-west.
The town is located on the eastern edge of the Ashdown Forest, an ancient area of open heathland which is protected for its ecological importance and was the setting for A. A. Milne's stories about Winnie-the-Pooh.
Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, England.
Tunbridge Wells) is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40 miles (64 km) south-east of central London by road, 34.5 miles (55.5 km) by rail. The town is close to the border of the county of East Sussex. It is situated at the northern edge of the High Weald, the sandstone geology of which is exemplified by the rock formations at the Wellington Rocks and High Rocks.
Tom Baker, most notable for playing the role of the fourth Doctor in Doctor Who, currently lives in the town. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories, whose statue stands in the town centre.
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