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Imperforate, no watermark, engraved.
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1 penny orange
2 pence dark blue
Individually printed, no pairs or larger units possible. Only one copy of an unused stamp, a one penny orange, is in private hands.
Surprisingly, it seems to be difficult to count the thirty or so stamps in existence. Some say there are 2 unused and 13 used of #1 and 4 unused and 8 used of #2. Most of the known stamps are in permanent museum collections.
The Bombay cover was sold by Feldman in December 2916 for €2M ($2.1M), together with the recently rediscovered printing plate for €1.1M.
The Bombay Cover
The copper printing plate
81.05 x 60.6mm, weighing 46g
Images from David Feldman.
|FI ref: 8||Page credit: JA/NB|
|Page created 18 Nov 2015||Page updated 25-Jan-2017|