Sunday Stamps – A Collection of Penny Blacks

Welcome, to the latest Sunday Stamps posting.

I had planned to post a completely different post this week, but then this morning, whilst reading the paper; The Western Daily Press dated 27th August 2011, I spotted the following picture of a collection of Penny Blacks. The collection sold at an auction in Sherborne in Dorset for £2,400. A rather impressive set. I was though, slightly surprised that they didn’t sell for more.

Western Daily Press 27th August 2011

Submitted as Sunday Stamps hosted by Viridian’s Postcard Blog

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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6 Responses to Sunday Stamps – A Collection of Penny Blacks

  1. Definitely out of my range! Haha. Thanks for sharing the insight.


  2. viridian says:

    To an American that does sound like a bit of money!


  3. Postcardy says:

    I don't know what they usually sell for or what the differences are, but that sounds like a lot of money to me.


  4. Bob Scotney says:

    Not rare, but I not surprised at the price. You have to establish what year they were produced as apprently lots were printed.


  5. I heard they weren't particularly rare but all the same, it doesn't sound like much.


  6. Joy says:

    Bargain:-) I suppose there were so many of them they are not rare, but would be nice to have in a collection.


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