A SET OF PRE PENNY BLACK AND PENNY BLACK STAMPS PENNY BLACK USAGES
16 envelopes 2 Pre- Stamp 1 Red Crown Design Government Correspondence
1 Mulready Lettersheet with Black Maltese Cross
Rs. 3,00,000 - 3,50,000
The introduction of the Penny Black was a revolution in communication. It was the Victorian equivalent of the internet, and an invention which changed the world. The stamp was an instant success with the public. Within seven months of its introduction, over 160 million letters had been sent - doubling the number of letters sent in the previous year. That stamp the 1d. Penny Black, entered circulation on May 6, 1840. It remained in use for little over a year, during which time 286,700 sheets and 68,808,000 stamps were printed.
This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.