Sunday, November 23, 2014

Queen Victoria Half Penny Postage Stamp

This stamp is not only beautiful, but it is very affordable for philatelists.

The Stanley Gibbons (SG) 2013 Great Britain Concise Stamp catalogue has the following line data for this stamp:

# SG197 (Type 71) issued 1 Jan 1887, Part of the "Jubilee" Issue. New Types.

1/2d, vermillion,
unmounted mint: £2.50
mounted mint: £1.75
used £1.20.

Compare that to the famous "Penny Black" issue by Great Britain on 6 May 1840, fhe first postage stamp ever issued in our planet Earth:

Unmounted Mint: £17,00.00, Used: £525.00.

By the way, in 2015, Great Britain will issue a Souvenir Sheet to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black. It promises to be very popular with collectors.   

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