180 year-old British stamp is set to sell for £15K as it has an exceptionally rare printing error

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An 180 year-old British stamp is set to sell for £15,000 as it has an exceptionally rare printing error.<br />
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The 1841 Line Engraved red one penny stamp is missing the letter 'A' in its bottom right hand corner.<br />
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Only 20 were produced before the eagle-eyed printers Perkins Bacon of London spotted the error and corrected it. Most have been damaged since then and there are very few survivors.<br />
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The 'Penny Reds' replaced the short-lived 'Penny Blacks', the world's first adhesive postage stamp which was introduced in 1840.