Rare Victorian Proof Sheets Can be Now Viewed Online

24 Oct 2018  Wed

The Postal Museum in London will be showcasing high-resolution images of all 837 of its Great Britain Victorian registration sheets online. Images of Proof sheet of Penny Blacks and Registration Sheets of Penny Reds but not yet Departmental Overprints from 1840-1900 would be put up as a part of the museum’s catalogue.

Viewers can enlarge these online images by zooming in on them. The registration sheets are described as the proof sheets or imprimatur sheets in the issued colour. They were handed over to the stamp office at Somerset House, London, for approval. Examining officials removed some stamps from these sheets for a closer look. Some of the missing samples were actually removed from the sheet by the examining officials.

Image Courtesy: Postal Museum of London

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