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Penny Black & Two Pence Blue Pair

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Rare opportunity to own the world’s first two official postal stamps together in one set

The Penny Black and the Two Pence Blue are perhaps the two most famous and iconic pre-paid postal stamps in the world. They were the first two postage stamps ever issued, with both released in May 1840 as the brainchild of Rowland Hill, who led the campaign in the 1830s for a universal penny postage stamp.

Despite the legendary status of these issues both stamps were in production for less than one year in total – both being succeeded in 1841 by issues that were deemed more secure. However, this fact has only made these two stamps even more coveted. This is now your magnificent opportunity to own these two iconic philatelic legends – housed together in one presentation.

To be fortunate to own of one these stamps is special enough – however to have a chance to own both is a great opportunity that any collector or investor would not want to miss out on. Indeed, with a combined Stanley Gibbons Catalogue price increase of over 180% in the last 20 years alone, meaning that a fine use pair is now catalogued at £1,275*, you can see why these two stamps continue to prove exceptionally popular – place your order today.

Key Issue Information:

  • Great opportunity to own a 1840 Penny Black AND Two Penny Blue – housed together in one presentation
  • Both were issued in May 1840 and are the world’s first two official postage stamps
  • The Penny Black & Two Penny Blue stamps were in production for less than one year – with the Two Pence Blue being ten times scarcer than the Penny Black
  • Combined catalogue value has risen by over 180% in the last 20 years*
  • Housed in Deluxe Presentation Folder with Certificate

*2015 Stanley Gibbons Catalogue price for fine used example

Country of issue: United Kingdom

First year of issue: 1840

Perforation: None

Denomination: One Penny & Two Pence


Delivery via Royal Mail

Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days

Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom




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