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Monday, November 21, 2011

Great Britain-Queen Victoria-1881-2 Pence Halfpenny (blue)-Plate 22-Illustrated

Shown below is an example of the 1881 issue of the Queen Victoria 2 PEnce Halfpenny definitive. Printed from numbered plates the plate number can be seen in the upper left and right corners at the ends of the value legends. Part of set of six values from 2 Pence Halfpenny to 1 Shilling, the original designs for the stamps were produced in 1873 and printed until 1880. Thereafter the designs were retained but colours changed and printed from 1880 to 1883.

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