An icon of philatelics, Great Britain’s 1840 Penny Black was the first postage stamp issued anywhere in the world. Naturally the world’s most famous stamp issue, with a profile that extends well beyond the world of philatelics, we are delighted to present the 1840 Penny Black set on original envelope covers!
Signalling a revolution in communication, the Penny Black was introduced to thwart rampant postal fraud in Britain. A unique insight into mid-19th century history, and the cornerstone of every serious stamp collection, this iconic 177-year-old stamp features a portrait of the young Queen Victoria.
An absolutely fundamental element of every stamp collection, the opportunity for collectors to secure original the 1840 Penny Black on an original envelope cover does not come along every day. Indeed, very rare in this form, this is an irresistible opportunity for you to secure a particularly authentic keepsake of the postal revolution sparked by the world's first and foremost stamp issue.
Once part of an award-winning exhibit of the world's first stamps, each 1840 Penny Black Cover is set on an extensively annotated card, providing detailed technical information on the particular piece.
The 1840 Penny Black - the world's first stamp!
An absolutely crucial international philatelic type
Set on an original envelope cover - very rare in this format