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Jeffries end stamps and the reversed 'N'

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My Jeffries has the reversed Ns in KILBURN, N.W. 6, but also hasDSC_3853_crop.thumb.jpg.b35333d74afb71254653eb3d50701e69.jpg what looks like a stamping error. It looks as though it was stamped "12 ALDESHOT ROAD"  , and then SHOT has been overpunched with "RSHOT". The correct spelling is the heaviest punching, but the original letters are visible (but don't show well in a photo).

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On 10/2/2020 at 3:02 PM, Sprunghub said:

Note "CJ" impress as per posters.  So, intentional and a bit anarchistic rather than archaic ?




Like yours Sprunghub, my JD also has a 'C' stamped ahead of the Jeffries Bros stamp in the original oval.

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18 hours ago, Paul Woloschuk said:

Just to add to the evidence of reversed 'N' on inscriptions.

This photo is of a stone plaque in Calne in Wiltshire.


Absolutely consistent use of the "reversed" N. Similarly the consistent use of V for U. Also I for J in John, as is frequently seen in old paintings. (Especially of Christ, where there is often a plaque or scroll reading "INRI" as an abbreviation for "Jesus of Nazareth, King (Rex) of the Jews".

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