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Irish Prepaid QV cover Dublin postmark
Victoria Penny Black 1840
The penny black was the world's first self adhesive postage stamp. Although sixty eight million were issued it is still highly sought after by collectors throughout the world. First picture (R) show Red MX Cancellation
Queen Victoria Twopenny Blue (2d) From May 1840
The twopenny black was the world's second self adhesive postage stamp. Highly sought after by collectors. Pictures (R) show earlier imper & later type
VICTORIAN POSTAGE STAMPS 1840 - 1901
This is a general selection of postage stamps of the victorian era - various types & values illustrated, from halfpence up to two shillings as used throughout Great Britain & Ireland.
Victoria Penny Red 1841 - 1878
The penny Red was the world's second penny self adhesive postage stamp.
Numerous plates , Shades & varieties exist. The first picture (R) shows Black Maltese Cross Cancellation
Examples of victorian halfpenny (1/2d) issues.
Victoria Inland Revenue, Army Official Overprint Stamps - Different Types
Examples of victorian overprints 'I R Official' & 'Army Official' 'O W Official' (Halfpenny & Penny) issues.
Victoria Stamps (Three Halfpence) 1 1/2d
victorian Rose Red Three halfpenny (1 1/2d) issues.
Victoria Stamps One & Two Shilling issues.
Nice example of scarce victorian one shilling (2) & far right Two shillings issues.
Victoria Stamps Threepence (3d) Fourpence (4d) & Sixpence (6d)
Example of victorian 3d, 4d, & 6d issues.
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Irish Postal History Pre 1922 - Red Pillarbox, Era
1837 - 1901
Victorian Pillarbox Made by
Andrew Hanyside, Derby
The Parade area Kilkenny
I am always interested in old street scenes in towns & villages in Ireland.
Especially relating to post office archictecture, Pillarboxes etc.
The above image pre-dates by ten years or so the present V R Pillarbox which now stands to the Right of this image.