Without question, the £10 Britannia postage stamp is the most secure stamp ever released in the UK.
Introduced on 2nd March 1993, it replaced the £5 stamp as the UK’s highest-value stamp.
Its addition was dictated by the need for a stamp that would prepay the postage on heavy packages going by air.
However, it was phased out after just a few years and as such has become increasingly scarce in philatelic circles as they are absorbed into private collections.
And as a result of it being the UK’s highest-value stamp ever, the £10 Britannia postage stamp employs an array of state of the art printing techniques to protect it against forgery:
- The stamp is the only definitive stamp ever to incorporate Braille embossed dots – not so much help to the blind or partially sighted to identify the stamp but as a further deterrent to the would-be counterfeiter.
- Furthermore, the £10 Britannia consisted of the two pairs of elliptical holes at the top and bottom. Previously this curious feature had been confined to savings, television, national insurance and telephone stamps. After the £10 stamp it became the normal for the Machin definitives as well.
Your stamp will come carefully displayed in a Deluxe Presentation Folder alongside its accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. It truly is a philatelic marvel, and a must have for any discerning collection.
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£10 Britannia Stamp
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- Year of Issue: 1993
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Value: £10