Even rarer than the Penny Black – get yours now if you're quick
Here is an exceptional opportunity for you to secure a highly prized stamp…
Examples of this particular stamp are significantly rarer than the Penny Black and hence more of a prize for the enlightened collector or investor.
The stamp was issued hot on the heels of the Penny Black, with the first recorded postmark being the 8th May 1840, just two days after the 1d, allowing a letter weighing up to a full ounce to be sent anywhere in Britain (the Penny Black was half an ounce).
We were extremely lucky to get these.
Thanks to our pre-eminent position in the market and the sharp, trained eye of our GB philatelic expert, Vince Cordell, we were able to corner the buying at an important auction earlier this month and secure some of the very best pieces at very good prices.
This small selection of exquisite stamps has only just been described, mounted and added to our stock system – as e-newsletter customers, you are being offered them first.
Today, you have the uncommon opportunity to snap up a 2d Blue (Two penny blue).
As you are probably aware, Mike Hall's recent Penny Black e-mail sold out several times over, with the items on offer being snapped up in minutes (seconds in one instance!) – these items are arguably even more special – a true collector's dream – so I urge you, please choose your stamp(s) and respond fast (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 026 7170).
All the 2d Blues I'm offering you today are classic, trophy items, but my personal favourite is P10109534, a mint marginal strip of three – simply because marginal pieces are so very rare. This is definitely one to have. In addition, Vince Cordell picks out the “spectacular” Dr Perkins marginal pair (at the bottom) P10109543, because, once again, it is marginal and very rare and as Vince says, “the quality is stunning .”
Choose yours from the list below, but do move fast:
Great Britain 1841 SG 14var - Stockcode: 10109532
1841 2d Blue Pl.3. Very fine unused four margin imperforate imprimatur lettered TF. Rare one of only 23 possible examples many of which are in institutional collections. 1996 BPA Cert.
Great Britain 1841 SG 14var - Stockcode: 10109533
1841 2d Blue Pl.4. Very fine unused four margin imperforate imprimatur lettered AH. Rare one of only 22 possible examples many of which are in institutional collections. Light crease confined to top margin as seen on all the top row imprimaturs. 1996 BPA Cert.
Great Britain 1841 SG 13 - Stockcode: 10109534
1841 2d Pale blue Pl.3. Very fine and fresh unused o.g. right hand marginal four margin horizontal strip of three lettered OJ-OL, showing parts of adjoining stamps at foot. A spectacular and rare multiple. Spec. ES10. 1991 RPS Cert.
Great Britain 1857 SG 35 - Stockcode: 10109537
1857 2d Blue Pl.6. Very fine and fresh unused o.g. top marginal example lettered AB, showing part sheet inscription. Very scarce so fine.
Great Britain 1858 SG 45 - Stockcode: 10109540
1858 2d Blue Pl.7. Very fine and fresh unused o.g. block of four (Lower pair unmounted o.g.) lettered GG-HH. Very well centred for this issue, very rarely seen so fine.
Great Britain 1869 SG 46var - Stockode: 10109542
1869 2d Blue Pl.13. Very fine unused o.g. large four margin imperforate example lettered TL, showing part sheet inscription and corner plate circle, overprinted "SPECIMEN" type 2. Rare, believed to be the only known example in private hands. Ex. Samuel.
Great Britain 1869 SG 46var - Stockcode: P10109543
1869 2d Blue Pl.13 (Dr. Perkins blued paper). Superb unused o.g. imperforate bottom marginal pair of this rare trial printing lettered TI-TJ, showing large part sheet inscription. 1981 BPA Cert.
To secure your 2d Blue(s), please email the team email@example.com or call: 0845 026 7170 (UK) or 00 44 1481 708 270.
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PS – if you don't get one of the two items that Vince or I highlighted, the other one to go for is undoubtedly P10109542, the Imperf Specimen – an exceptional price for an item which is simply unique, probably the only one anywhere, let alone in ‘private hands.' Grab it quickly before we put the price up!
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