1840 Penny Black VR Official

28th January 2015

In our April stamp auction we will be selling a superb British & Commonwealth collection that has been held in the same family for generations without them being aware of the exceptional quality and high value.

The collection includes an 1840 Penny Black VR official mint pair along with an extremely rare block of 4, also 1840 penny blacks in mint strips of 6 and 8.

The owners had some idea that the collection was valuable but were worried about it leaving the safety of their home so, after researching reputable dealers, they decided to deliver it themselves to our office for a valuation. The valuer who first saw the collection said that they had mentioned they had penny blacks in strips, they didn’t say that they were mint however!

The collection will be broken down and offered as single items and a balancing collection in our April 8th stamp auction. The full April auction catalogue will be available online from 5th March.


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