Edward VII 6d Pale Dull Purple I.R. Official

GREAT BRITAIN – Edward VII 6d Pale Dull Purple I.R. Official – worth £.400,000

One Edward VII 6d Pale Dull Purple I.R. Official stamp, which was withdrawn almost as soon as it was issued in 1904, sold for £400,000 in 2010.

Only a limited number of the stamp were ever printed, so it’s about as scarce as it gets.

Vince Cordell of Stanley Gibbons said the stamp is a “great departmental rarity”.

The Jersey-based stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons has sold one of Britain’s rarest stamps, and one of the most sought-after in the world, for £400,000. The 1904 Edward VII 6d Pale Dull Purple (aka the IR Official) was withdrawn almost immediately after it was issued on March 14, 1904

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