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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It was then turned into Penny Black House, which is now a student accommodation block.
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.
Leslie Brown, 92, had been compiling his collection - including a rare Penny Black worth about PS500 - since he was a child.
After inventing the post, in Birmingham, Sir Rowland Hill was working out how to make sure people could use it - and in May 1840 he came up with the Penny Black, the rst adhesive postage stamp.
1840: The first postage stamp -the Penny Black -was issued by the Post Office for use.
COMMENT Deputy Business Editor Graham Hiscott on Royal Mail's struggle IT'S more than 170 years since the first Penny Black was issued.
The Penny Black was available for use from May 1840 and was the world's first stamp.
Lots include the UK's famous Penny Black stamp, Indian rupees used by GCC countries before 1959, Saudi stamps dating back to the 1920s, a wooden Bahraini camera from the 1960s and a rare Coca-Cola bottle more than 100 years old.
"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.