Cook Islands Penny Black

This issue was designed in honor of the Penny Black stamp which is the first Postage Stamp of Great Britain.

The stamp was printed on Offset Lithography in Black and Gold inks.  Also featured hot stamping in certified genuine 22ct Gold Foil, and multi-level sculptured embossing on the area of the Penny Black stamp only.  The paper is Tullis Russell 135gsm security stamp stock, which is heavier than standard stamp paper to allow for a deeper and higher quality emboss.

The stamp size is 50mm x 35mm, and the pane of 10 is 130mm x 205mm, gauge is 13.1.