Unused block of twelve "Penny Red Brown" postage stamps of Queen Victoria

Engraving printed in red-brown ink on paper | 4.8 x 12.1cm | Issued February 10, 1841

After a design by William Wyon

The "Penny Red Brown" is the first stamp issued by Britain. The portait of Queen Victoria is after an engraving by William Wyon (1795–1851) of the Royal Mint commemorating Queen Victoria's visit to the Corporation of London on November 9, 1837.

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