Great Britain 1872 1d black South Kensington Exhibition Proof Plate 27, SGDP36
Great Britain 1872 1d black South Kensington Exhibition Proof Plate 27, SGDP36.
A superb unused left hand marginal horizontal pair lettered 'QA-QB' with four large even margins.
Superb appearance and an exceptional multiple of this exceptionally rare special proof production of the penny black.
In February 1872 official permission was granted to the printers, Perkins Bacon for the production of printed proofs on thick white card, imperforate from Die II, Plate 27 in black. These were produced for display at the International Exhibition at South Kensington in 1872.
The printers were allowed to retain this sheet. Upon the liquidation of this firm in 1935, the sheet was sold and broken up for sale.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £4,000+.
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