First stamps exhibition: photos

1847 Post Office Mauritius Two Pence
1847 Post Office Mauritius Two Pence Unused – one of four copies known. Photo is reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen to whom copyright belongs.
1847 Post Office Mauritius “Ball” cover
1847 Post Office Mauritius “Ball” cover Photo is reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen to whom copyright belongs.
First day cover
First day cover Her Majesty The Queen acquired in 2001 a First day cover of Great Britain of 6th May 1840, bearing ten penny blacks. The “Kirckudbright Wrapper” is the largest multiple known on a first day cover, the next largest being just a pair. Photo is reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen to whom copyright belongs.
1839 Treasury Competition
1839 Treasury Competition An unsuccessful entry by Sir G Mackenzie but bearing close resemblance to the final design. Photo is reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen to whom copyright belongs.
1839 Treasury Competition
1839 Treasury Competition Another unsuccessful entry, by John Little, advancing the idea of issuing stamps in booklets. Photo is reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen to whom copyright belongs.
 Bermuda Postmaster Provisional
Bermuda Postmaster Provisional As few as 18 are believed to have survived. Photo is reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen to whom copyright belongs.
Finland: 20 kopecks black stationery envelope of the 1850 model
Finland: 20 kopecks black stationery envelope of the 1850 model One of the greatest rarities of Finland’s philately. Only two pieces are known. Now, they both are exhibited simultaneously in Tampere, the other one at Tampere Hall in FINLANDIA 2017 exhibition.
Finland, Stationery envelope of 1845, 20 kopecks red value stamp.
Finland, Stationery envelope of 1845, 20 kopecks red value stamp. Only two unused envelopes are known. Photo: Finnish Postal Museum
Finland, 10 kopecks tête-bêche block of four.
Finland, 10 kopecks tête-bêche block of four. Only three used examples of 10 kopecks tête-bêche blocks of four are known (in the whole world). Photo: Finnish Postal Museum.