Fantastic opportunity to own seven historic Two Penny Blue stamps
The Two Penny Blue pre-paid postage stamp was used for letters weighing over half an ounce and as a result, they were less frequently used when compared to the penny stamp – resulting in significant demand from collectors.
The stamp was first released in 1840 and underwent a number of different changes including the introduction of plate numbers in 1858. Prior to this point, six different printing plates had been used, therefore the first plate number printed on a Two Penny Blue stamp in 1858 was the number seven. A further six different plates were used, which completes this impressive collection of seven stamps, each from a different plate number.
The process of collecting an example of all seven different plate numbers is a difficult and time consuming process to complete and as a result we have very limited numbers of complete collections available.
The significance of the historic Two Penny Blue stamp and the difficulty of sourcing all seven different plate numbers is a key reason why this collection is in high demand today. Indeed, as a result of this continued demand, the last 20 years has seen the official Stanley Gibbons catalogue value rise by an impressive 261%.
Key Issue Information:
- The Two Penny Blue stamp was used for letters weighing over half an ounce and as a result it was infrequently used when compared to the Penny Black
- The stamp underwent a number of changes including the introduction of plate numbers in 1858
- Seven different plate numbers were used in total which make up this impressive collection
- The official Stanley Gibbons Catalogue value for all seven Two Penny Blues has increased by 261% over the past 20 years*
- Housed in Deluxe Presentation Folder with Certificate
*2015 Stanley Gibbons Catalogue price for fine used example
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