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Great Britain 1840 1d black Plate 8, SG2

SKU RS2887

Great Britain 1840 1d black Plate 8, SG2.

A superb unmounted mint, with full original gum, four margin pair lettered 'LB-LC', beautiful deep impression and pristine gum.

A very rare multiple in this quality. It is most certainly one of the finest pairs of the world's first postage stamp we have ever handled.

Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £45,000.

Plate 8 was put to press on 31 July 1840.

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