Penny Black


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Penny Black

the first adhesive postage stamp, issued in Britain in 1840; an imperforate stamp bearing the profile of Queen Victoria on a dark background
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Q Could you please give me an idea of how much my Westminster collection original Penny Blacks in a folder is worth?
A statement released by Northumbria Police read: "At around 11:40pm on Saturday, December 26, a number of men were involved in an altercation outside of the Penny Black bar in Fenkle Street.
But now, four leather-bound albums full of stamps, including the Penny Black and a Two Penny Blue worth up to PS400, have been taken after Mr Brown's home was burgled while he was on holiday in New York and Florida with daughter Christine.
However, he stressed people should not be distracted by the massive fees some people pay for Penny Black stamps in mint condition.
I've seen the Penny Black example Jim's holding in the photograph.
No I am not an avid collector hunting out a priceless Penny Black but I just want a simple postage stamp so I can send a letter to Abu Dhabi.
Maybe I will use a Penny Black next time and try to post a letter.
Initially, the idea was to get a sample of as many different varieties as possible--though one English enthusiast papered the walls of a room with used copies of Britain's (and the world's) first stamp, the one penny black Victoria of 1840.
The introduction of the Penny Black was revolutionary in the 1840's as it truly changed the way in which people communicated," said Michael J.
11840: The first postage stamp - the Penny Black - was issued by the Post Office for use.
CONSERVATORS at The Postal Museum prepare to transport abroad one of the only surviving sheets of the world's first stamp, the Penny Black, for the first time in a specially designed, bomb-proof briefcase.