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Block of 36 penny lilac stamps, 1881.

 
Block of 36 penny lilac stamps, 1881.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

A sheet of penny lilac postage stamps of Queen Victoria's reign. August Wilhelm Hofmann's violet was the dye used in the penny lilac.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10270585

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