The Penny Red

Great Britain stamp SG 47 Pl. Used– Nice Liverpool Cancel Small corner crease pencil notation on rear. As pictured, a decent example. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Add to Watchlist. People who viewed this item also viewed.

Penny stamp sells for more than $700,000

One of the rarest and most sought after stamps ever produced is up for sale and expected to fetch over half a million pounds. Although millions of Penny Reds were printed between and , a number of plates were never used due to technical faults. The extremely rare used penny red stamp left from ‘plate 77’ compared with a regular four penny red right. The stamp is expected to fetch over half a million pounds.

The Penny Black was voted the worlds favourite stamp by collectors. The famous postage stamp celebrates its nd anniversary on May 6 this year.

‘The stamp which changed the world’ had one serious failing. The imperforate Penny Red then covered the standard letter rate in the United single handstamp combining the numeral with the office name and date of posting – the ‘Duplex’.

The owner received no bids on his offer of 99 cents, with eBay users Stamp Production Process Forum All topics about the technical aspects of stamp collecting such as printing methods, types of presses, paper, gum types, etc. The anonymous collector identified the stamp’s flaw soon after purchase and immediately made it available on the internet auction site with a reserve of just 99c.

All stamp collections should be stored in a damp free environment and away from heaters and direct sunlight. The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in , making the th Anniversary of its release. It has a stonking cover design by This is Star, a New York artist and model whose inkwork makes me moist and excited.

It has the red stamp mark which is quite pale over head neck and face. This was the final issue of the Penny Red line-engraved postage stamp. A better blue ink was also found for the Twopenny Blue.

UK’s second most valuable stamp sells for £495,000

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Penny Red (OA) Four Margins RED TOWN DATE STAMP and cancel in Great Britain.

Search Penny Reds. The red-brown cancellation marks used on Penny Blacks were easy to wash off and were therefore often unlawfully reused. A number of trials were conducted to test various permutations of stamp and cancellation ink combinations, this experimentation was called the Rainbow Trials. Special plates of three and 12 stamps were printed in shades of red, blue and green and cancelled in a variety of ways. The Penny Red has lace marks on the left and right with position letters in all four corners.

To reinforce anti-forgery measures, it also had two different watermarks: early issues with one small crown watermark and later issues with a large crown watermark. Perforation sizes were also tested. At first sheets were printed without perforation marks, then its size changed from 16 to 14; all of these nuances making the Penny Red all the more varied and interesting to the collector.

The Penny Red is remarked as having one of the rarest individual plate numbers in the philatelic world: The famous Plate Only a handful of Plate 77s, which date from , made their way into circulation. There are only five used examples known to the world of philately adding to the mystique of the Plate 77s, which endures beyond its years.

Some have been stolen, others lost, and as a result, are highly prized by collectors. The Penny Red’s design The Penny Red has lace marks on the left and right with position letters in all four corners.

Penny Black Stamps

We present you the rarest and most expensive stamps, but this is not an all-encompassing set. Various nuances, such as a secret mark or a curl, not obvious and not evident at first sight, can make an ordinary stamp expensive. So not every stamp that looks like a stamp that appears on this page can be that expensive. If you want to identify your stamp that looks like one of the stamps on this list, you need to check all of its varieties this information is available to our subscribers on our website.

The material produced by Great Britain is the Royalty of philately.

If I’m right I think it is SG 21 perf 16 alphabet 2,the letter is dated 21/04/, however the loop of the P is filled in in both of these consecutive.

Documents in our archives are of interest for all sorts of reasons. The stamps on the outside of envelopes and packages are often overlooked, but they have their own fascination, too. A few months ago I was passing through the library when I noticed a couple of my colleagues admiring a beautiful grave rubbing from a memorial stone, and as the rubbing was gently folded up due to its delicate condition I was extremely surprised to find out the rubbing had been sent through the post and was adorned with two Penny Red postage stamps.

First issued in , the Penny Red succeeded the Penny Black The colour of the stamp was changed from black to red because of difficulty in seeing a cancellation mark on the Penny Black. Each stamp was given a unique corner letter AA, AB etc. The stamps on the grave rubbing the stamps show the letters AK, indicating the eleventh column of the top row.

The Penny Red was Great Britain’s longest-running stamp. From February to the end of November approximately 21 billion were issued.

The Penny Red Collector

The sale was arranged by London-based dealers Stanley Gibbons, which said the Plate 77 Penny Red is one of only five used examples known to the world of philately — another of which is held in the British Museum. Plate 77 Penny Reds, which date from , are viewed by collectors and investors as the holy grail of philately because Plate 77 stamps were not meant to exist.

The stamps were created but never sold by post offices after they were not considered to be of good enough quality.

UK GB QV 1d Penny Black Stamp Red MX –> Postcard Size Photo on a British Stamps from the Regin of King George VI listed in Date if Issue Order For.

We hope you find this guide useful but it should be used with caution, stamps in circulation could and can! Stamps illustrated are the common issues for the relevant ‘postcard rate’ of the period. Multiples of lower value stamps were often used, as were stamps higher than the required amount. Prior to this date – pre-printed plain cards were in use which are commonly referred to as ‘Postal Stationery’ The size of cards varied throughout this period. Great Britain was the first country to sanction the use of the divided back postcard in Other countries followed in the years afterwards.

The divided back allowed for one side of the card to be used for both the address and a message seperated by a central line. The other side could be a complete picture or photograph.

Rare plate 77 Penny Red for sale by Channel Islands dealer

The Penny Red stamp dutifully served the Victorian public for almost 40 years. But only a few knowledgeable collectors are aware of the full significance of the plate numbers from this classic British stamp. Here you can see Plate

The plating of a stamp is to allocate it to the original plate from which it was printed. need the 3rd and last edition of – sounds out of date but it certainly is not!!) – GREAT BRITIAN: THE LINE ENGRAVED STAMPS: PENNY RED.

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Two Beautiful Penny Red stamp collections