The Accepted Stamps Showing a Plate number 77

Illustrated below are the ten accepted stamps showing a Plate number 77. This includes the three newly discovered stamps on the Victor Hugo cover.

 

 

 

The three stamps on the Victor Hugo cover

The Victor Hugo cover

 

– Stamp AB – Acquired by King George V in 1919. Resides  in The Royal Collection.

– Stamp AC– The ‘Nissen’ copy. Found in 1919 by Chas Nissen. Its whereabouts are unknown.

– Stamp BA– The ‘Tapling’ example.  Bequeathed to the British Museum and resides in The British Library.

– Stamp LL– The ‘Phillips’ example. Found in 1906. Resides in the UK.

– Stamp MI– Discovered in 1944 and resurfaced recently. Sold in 2016 for an amount stated to be £495,000.

– Stamp PH– The ‘Fletcher’ example. Found in 1924 and now resides in The British Library.

– Stamp PI– The ‘Isleham’ example. Found in 1920 and sold in 2013 for an amount stated to be £550,000.

– Stamps PL/SK and SL– The Victor Hugo cover. The only stamps showing a plate number 77 to have been scientifically examined using cutting edge scientific technology and demonstrated to be completely  untampered with.