Great Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 2, SG2.
A very fine and fresh mint four margin example with original gum, lettered 'SI' clearly showing a shifted transfer variety at top characteristic of the "S" row on plate 2.
Plate 2 was first registered on 22 April 1840 and was therefore amongst the first penny blacks issued on 6th May 1840. Plate 2 mint examples are very rare.
A rare mint example with original gum of the world’s first postage stamp and the most important stamp in the world you could possibly own.
GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS15b.
Accompanied with a 2003 Basel certificate of authenticity and a 2006 Brandon certificate of authenticity.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £12,500.
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