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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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Nicola Roberts, general manager at Penny Blacks Wine & Ale House, said: "We love our current waterfront positioning and with all the exciting redevelopments taking place at The Mailbox we thought it would be a good time to refresh our own venue.
The collection includes the very finest examples of the penny black and two pence blue, printed envelopes and letters relating to another of her private passions: Victorian sensations and scandals.
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.
ONE of the rarest examples of a Penny Black stamp has been discovered in a North Wales derelict attic, hidden in pigeon droppings.
I've seen the Penny Black example Jim's holding in the photograph.
Emma Moore, of the Royal Mail, said staff had been shocked to find out that there were so few Penny Blacks across the UK.
AT the outset, let me make it absolutely clear: the famous Penny Black stamp is nine times out of 10 worth between a few pounds and perhaps pounds 20.
They will print reproduction Penny Blacks 160 years after the stamp was first issued on May 6, 1840.
More than 200 guests from leading high street retail multiples and from the professional sector of the property world attended the Johnson Fellows annual cocktail party held at Penny Blacks at The Mailbox.
Patrick O'Donovan, 54, took the Penny Blacks, Twopenny Blues and Mulready Covers from Co Sligo collector Desmond Norton.
Paul Matthews, a dealer at Spink, said: "It is incredibly rare to see a perfect block of six penny blacks like this and so close to the original issue date.