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A true icon of international philatelics, the first postage stamp issued anywhere in the world was Great Britain's 1840 Penny Black. With a profile that extends well beyond the world of philatelics - beyond collecting even - the 1840 Penny Black is naturally the world's most famous stamp issue.

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 - crowned just three years before the Penny Black was issued. Desirable in any grade, we have a small number of Penny Black stamps available in Fine Used condition.

  • The 1840 Penny Black - the world's first stamp!
  • An absolutely crucial international philatelic type
  • Available as an individual stamp, in Fine Used condition
  • Surprisingly affordable - limited stocks available!

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A true icon of international philatelics, the first postage stamp issued anywhere in the world was Great Britain's 1840 Penny Black. With a profile that extends well beyond the world of philatelics - beyond collecting even - the 1840 Penny Black is naturally the world's most famous stamp issue.

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 - crowned just three years before the Penny Black was issued. Desirable in any grade, we have a small number of Penny Black stamps available in Fine Used condition.

  • The 1840 Penny Black - the world's first stamp!
  • An absolutely crucial international philatelic type
  • Available as an individual stamp, in Fine Used condition
  • Surprisingly affordable - limited stocks available!
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