VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL SHOWPIECE BLOCK OF 24 OF THE 2-PENCE FROM PLATE 9. RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN A MULTIPLE OF THIS SIZE.
It is interesting to note the selvage inscription of this block for a price of the sheet versus the 1p stamp. The traditional form of currency was 12p per shilling and 20sh per pound, making 240 pence per pound. Sheet inscriptions on the 1p state a sheet cost £1 which is 240 stamps. On the 2p, which is shown here, a sheet costs £1 as well, which is 120 stamps. Therefore, the sheets were printed in the 240 stamp format and cut into two panes prior to having been sold at the post office.
VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE PLATE 12.
With 2010 B.P.A. certificate. SG £3,000