Penny Black from 1840

Published by London, 1970
Condition: Fine No Binding
From Booky-Wooky (EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom)

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PHILYMPIA-INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION, LONDON, 18 September 1970. - When it was Great Britain's turn to be host to the International Philatelic Exhibition, it was held in the Empire Hall, Olympia,[London], from 18th to 26th September 1970. - The exhibition was sponsored jointly by the Royal Philatelic Society, London, the world's premier Society for Amateur collectors, and the British Philatelic Association, formed in 1926 for the aid and protection of everyone interested in philately and the Philatelic Traders' Society which gives stamp collectors a guarantee of fair dealing and best professional attendance. - The exhibition was in 2 main sections, the competitive section, where the cream of the world's collections were on display and the trade stands where stamp dealers from all parts of the world were represented. - The British Post Office stand was the largest that the Post Office had ever occupied at a philatelic exhibition and covered a site of some 8,000 feet, on the second floor of Empire Hall. This was the first time that the Post Office had issued a set of stamps incorporating in their design other earlier stamps. - The Designer: The stamp was designed by David Gentleman who had been responsible for many of the British Post Office stamp issues, including the Battle of Hastings stamps in 1966 and more recently the British Ships and Post Office Technology issues. The Printers: The stamps were printed in photogravure by Harrison and Sons Ltd, who have been printing British postage stamps for 60 years. - This is the earliest one that they commissioned for the event: The 5d stamp carries a reproduction of the "Penny Black", the world first adhesive postage stamp, issued on 6 May 1840. - It is on a postcard depicting: 'The Tower of London' - Beautiful Vibrant Colouring. - Photo (c) E. Nagele. John Hinde Studios. - Corners a little frayed, otherwise a nice condition. - Now almost 43 years old. - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest. Bookseller Inventory # 000593

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Publisher: London

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Disbound

Book Condition:Fine


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