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Penny Black Plate 1A In The News

 
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Posted 10/26/2021   04:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Tim H to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Readers may be interested in the following article, seen today in an on-line edition of the British newspaper "The Guardian"

https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...ion-sothebys

GBP6 million per square inch is an interesting price comparison.
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Posted 10/26/2021   05:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Was not aware the Vignette of Her Majesty, was her at 15 years old.
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Posted 10/26/2021   05:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nor I Rod.

Like the mannequin in The Time Machine, she never aged.
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Posted 10/26/2021   05:36 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It runs in the family. Liz hasn't aged on stamps since 1967.
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Posted 10/26/2021   06:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mikyh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The stamp to be sold by Sotheby's in December is a pristine impression from plate 1a the first printed sheet and is lettered A-1.


It's actually lettered A-I not A-1 so is the 9th stamp not the first as implied by the article.

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Posted 10/26/2021   07:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Really a stunning stamp/ piece of British history.
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Posted 10/26/2021   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It's actually lettered A-I not A-1 so is the 9th stamp not the first as implied by the article.


Indeed Mikyh
another subtle con job?


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The first penny back is attached to the Wallace document, dated 10 April 1840 and named after Robert Wallace, an MP who led a commission on postal reform.


So is the 9th Penny Black worth 6 Million?
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Posted 10/26/2021   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, no, because much of the value of this example comes from the provenance provided by the Wallace Document. The Sotheby's release has more information and images that place the item in better context than the Guardian story--and Sotheby's has "A-I" correct.
https://www.sothebys.com/en/press/s...-penny-black
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Posted 10/26/2021   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Much better write up after reading both. Thank you!
Cheers
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Posted 10/26/2021   4:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first part of Alan Holyoake's collection didn't set the world alight. Hopefully, for his sake, this item will generate a bit more interest.
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Posted 10/26/2021   8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Chris.

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Much better write up after reading both. Thank you!


Agree.
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