George V £5 Postage Stamp auction

Penny Black

Penny Black

2015-07-06 13:03:28

If ever you want to complain about the price of modern stamps, consider this- this £5 stamp dating from 1883 in today's money would cost just under £515 according to the Bank of England inflation calculator. Then again, this stamp is due to be auctioned later today by Upstamp Auctions, who expect it to sell for about £7,120 so it's swings and roundabouts really.
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