20p Penny Black Anniversary stamp plus Royal Mail reprint of the 1840 Penny Black
Printed on the back of the mount
BRITAIN'S SECOND SERIES OF MINIATURE SHEET
This is the third miniature sheet in the second series to be issued by the Royal Mail. The first series of three miniature sheets was issued between March 1978 and May 1980, in aid of the London 1980 International Stamp Exhibition.
This sheet contains one of the stamps, featuring the famous portrait head of HM Queen Victoria II, issued in January 1990 to mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Penny Black.
Royal Mail has agreed to help the Stamp World London 90 Exhibition by providing means of Financial Support.
A sum of 50p from the sale of miniature sheet will be available to help finance the 1990 Exhibition at the Alexandra Palace from 3-13 May 1990. The logotype of exhibition appears as part of the marginal inscription on the sheet.
The Penny Black Anniversary stamp was designed by Jeffery Matthews FCSD. The miniature sheet was designed by Sedley Place Designed Limited. The stamp and the miniature sheet were printed in photogravure and recess by Harrison & Sons Limited. The miniature sheet was issued on 3 May 1990.
The pack was produced by
Safe Albums (UK) Limited.
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