Plate 3 is one of the four scarcest. Of the 12 plates used for this stamp. On May 9th 1840, plate 3 was issued. 4,786,800 stamps were printed in sheets of 240. All with different corner letter combinations. There is an estimated 2% overall survival rate. For the Penny Black stamps. Were considered to be evenly distributed. Among the 12 plates and all of the varieties. That would work out to about 400 of each. Letter combination remaining from Plate 3. (4,786,800 divided by 240 = 19,945 x 2% = 399). This item is in the category “Stamps\Great Britain\Victoria”. The seller is “jotco” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Place of Origin: Great Britain
- Quality: Used
- Grade: Ungraded
- Certification: Uncertified