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Great Britain 1840 1d black Plate 11, SG2

SKU RS6433

Great Britain 1840 1d black Plate 11, SG2.

A very fine unused, with original gum, four margin example lettered 'SC'.

A very fine quality example of the holy grail of penny black collecting, the elusive last printing plate. Only 168,000 were printed from this plate, representing a mere fraction of the total number of penny blacks printed of 68 million. Very few have survived from this plate number.

It is so rare, this is the first time in the last 20 years we have been in a position to offer a mint example and this is one of the finest quality mint examples we have ever seen.

The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history and this example is from the most sought after printing plate of them all.

Accompanied by a 1984 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) Certificate of Authenticity.

SG Specialised Catalogue No: AS73.

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