This is the third miniature sheet in the second series to be issued by the Royal Mail. The first series of three miniature sheets was issued between March 1978 and May 1980, in aid of the London 1980 International Stamp Exhibition.

This sheet contains one of the stamps, featuring the famous portrait head of HM Queen Victoria together with the Machin head of HM Queen Elizabeth issued in January 1990 to mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Penny Black.

The Royal Mail has agreed to help the Stamp World London 90 Exhibition by providing means of financial support.

A sum of 50p from the sale of each miniature sheet will be available to help finance the 1990 Exhibition at the Alexandra Palace from 3-13 May 1990. The logotype of the exhibition appears as part of the marginal inscription on the sheet.

The Penny Black Anniversary stamp was designed by Jeffery Matthews FCSD. The miniature sheet was designed by Sedley Place Design Limited. The stamp and the miniature sheet were printed in photogravure and recess by Harrison & Sons Limited. The miniature sheet was issued on 3 May 1990.

The pack was produced by Safe Albums (UK) Limited.

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Penny Black Miniature Set

  • Product Code: 101PennyBlack
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  • £5.40

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