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1p Penny Black VR official single

Great Britain1840

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The letters “VR” in the upper corners distinguish this stamp from an ordinary Penny Black. The stamps were intended for government mail, but the government never issued them. Officials destroyed 94 percent of the copies printed. Most of the surviving unused copies had been distributed earlier.

Unused

Museum ID: 0.059959.8

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Details

  • Title: 1p Penny Black VR official single
  • Creator: Great Britain
  • Date Created: 1840
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.2 x 2 cm
  • Subject Keywords: stamp, Penny Black, Great Britain
  • External Link: Stamps Around the Globe
  • Medium: paper; ink (black)

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