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Queen Victoria 5/- Bistre added to the gallery

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This week we’ve been fortunate enough to add a lovely example of the 5/- bistre stamp from the 1882-86 set to our collection. Finding just the right stamp with the right quality has proved hard but we feel that this one is worthy of a place in the collection and of course the gallery.

With nice clean perfs all round and only the slightest hinge remains on the back this really is a lovely example and given that it was printed in 1886 we think it doesn’t look bad for 126 years old!