The world's first stamp has been proclaimed as one of the most elegant in design. This page displays several of them
"plated," with one of each of the 240
letter combinations in its correct position as when printed. The best possible of each was found and is shown below. Clicking any letter pair above or any
stamp below will enlarge it in a new window. The reconstructed sheet above may also be clicked to enlarge it. Scanning differences explains some but not
all of the wide variety seen below in color, contrast and brightness.