Pitcairn Islands 1949 Wedding Plate/imprint Blocks(4) Mnh
P I T C A I R N I S L A N D S. FINE AND RARE -- 1949 ROYAL SILVER WEDDING. NEVER HINGED (UNMOUNTED) MINT PLATE (1½d) & IMPRINT BLOCKS (10/-). Fine and rare 1949 Royal Silver Wedding set in perfect and superb condition, almost never seen or offered for sale. Although King George VI's Silver Wedding was celebrated in 1948, it was not until 1st August 1949 that the pair of Pitcairn stamps was issued, and what a commotion they caused! Great Britain was still in an economic recession after World War Two ended, and it was thought that a TEN SHILLING STAMP, issued by a territory whose population was barely literate was an outrageous disservice to stamp collectors, and only a means of separating them from their hard-earned cash!! For this reason, VERY FEW positional blocks have survived. THE 1½d BLOCK is from PLATE 1. The plate number is printed under stamp 59 on the sheet of 60. THE 10-SHILLING BLOCK shows the Bradbury, Wilkinson printer's imprint below stamps 57 and 58. It appeared on the bottom of each pane of 60 in the sheets of 120 stamps. PLEASE NOTE: Any yellowish tinting on the images is from my scanner , and does NOT appear on the stamps. Images are doubled to show more detail. EXTREMELY SCARCE ITEMS IN FINE CONDITION - ALMOST NEVER SEEN THESE DAYS - AND WORTH A CONSIDERABLE PREMIUM - A GREAT INVESTMENT!
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The item "PITCAIRN ISLANDS 1949 WEDDING PLATE/IMPRINT BLOCKS(4) MNH" is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Stamps\British Colonies & Territories\Pitcairn Island". The seller is "galasales" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: PLATE & IMPRINT BLOCKS OF 4
- Regional Status: PITCAIRN ISLANDS
- Topic: ROYAL SILVER WEDDING - KING GEORGE VI
- Color: RED & PURPLE
- Era: George VI (1936-1952)
- Year of Issue: 1949
- Quality: SUPERB & PERFECT Mint Never Hinged/MNH