Great Britain 1882 £5 Orange Pl.1 (PT171)

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2015-06-26 12:05:54

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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.11882 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, detail1882 5 Orange Pl.1, detail

(PT171)

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