Great Britain 1882 £5 Orange Pl.1 (PT171)
Great Britain 1882 5 Orange Pl.1 (PT171)
The largest British stamp issued
Very scarce unmounted lettered example of the 1882 5 Orange Plate 1, original gum, on white paper.
Fresh, well centred and in excellent condition. Fine colour and appearance.
1882 5 Orange Pl.1
The stamp was used for heavy items that were destined for the farthest reaches of the British Empire. 5 was a vast sum at the time, equivalent to some 1000 today. The next British 5 was not printed until 1977.
1882 5 Orange Pl.1, detail
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