A few of the lots in our June 29 sale
In 1882 the Post Office decided there was a need for a £5 postage stamp. The £5 Telegraph design was used, simply removing “Telegraphs” and replacing it with “Postage. The postage stamps were printed in a deeper shade of orange. In 1902 the PO considered re-issuing the £5 with an EVII head but decided it was not necessary. Indeed a £5 postage stamp was not issued again until the tall £5 salmon & blue Machin in 1972.
Excellent examples of both in the current sale, lots 1979 and 1924 respectively.
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