Friday, May 01, 2009

Hundreds of Penny Blacks and Reds Found in An Attic

Round-Up reader Rick Leimbach fowards a story from the BBC that says 27 Penny Blacks, first issued in the UK in 1840, were found on letters in an attic.

It goes on to say the stamps, including 400 Penny Reds, were found in the property in north Wales, with many supposedly valued at £200 each.

Colin Knights, owner of Aqueduct Auctions, is quoted in the piece as asying, ""It's interesting to think what other hidden items are lying about and awaiting discovery.
We just don't know what interesting and valuable items may still get thrown away because no-one looks at them properly."

Most of the stamps were on envelopes that had holes in them because were impaled on spindles. Shown above, one of the envelopes that were found.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM