AUSTRIA 1851: BLUE MERCURY - BLOCK OF 80
Original exhibit title: RAKOUSKO 1851: MODRÝ MERKUR - 80ti BLOK
Exhibit owner (author): POŠTOVNÍ MUZEUM Praha (ČR), Praha, Czech Republic
Registration number of the exhibit: 182
Version of the exhibit: 1
Number of pages: 4
The „Blue Mercury“ were the first newspaper stamps in the world. They were issued on January 1, 1851.
This incomplete sheet of 80 stamps is one of the largest multiples existing and an important item of classic philately.
It is a part of collections of the Czech Postal museum in Prague: