Originally published December 30, 2011.
When it comes to postage stamps one of the finest issues is the Penny Red. It has a very nice design and is, in my honest opinion, one of the most elegant stamps issued.
I am lucky enough to have 2 currently in my collection, one on cover
|Penny Red – Plate 117 posted Edinburgh February 14, 1870|
|Close up of the Plate Number|
and a single used copy.
|Penny Red – Plate 99|
|Penny Red – Plate 99 Back with Large Crown Watermark|
Although not in the greatest shape, for tiny pieces of paper over almost 150 years old they aren’t doing too badly.
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