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1840: The first adhesive postage stamp the Penny Black was officially issued.
The Victorian envelope - simply addressed to John Jones Esq, Solicitor, Dolgelley North Wales - was sent from Tredegar in August 1840, just weeks after the official launch on May 6,1840, of Britain's first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black.
In 1840 the world's first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, appeared with the picture of an attractive, vibrant young Queen on it.
A BECAUSE Britain was the first country in the world to have adhesive postage stamps.
SIR - On May 6, 1840, the first adhesive postage stamps - the Penny Black and two Penny Blue were sent in Great Britain.