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Penny Black stamp press

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Penny Black stamp press
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British Library, London, UK
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[Photographs of the British Library building at St 2005 The Penny Black stamp press was one of several used to print the 1d black and 2d blue, the first postage stamps, issued in 1840. The stamp office of the Inland Revenue created them for the printers Perkins, Bacon and Petch, for the British Post Office. The press, known as a Perkins D cylinder, was developed for intaglio recess or line-engraved printing by Jacob Perkins and patented in 1819. This press was presented to the British Library by Perkins Bacon Limited in 1963. Image taken from [Photographs of the British Library building at St.Pancras]. Originally published/produced in 2005.

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From the British Library archive / Bridgeman Images
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20th century / library / libraries / postal stamp / british library / stamp / machinery / visual works / learning centre / complexes / educational institution / machine / exchange media / photograph / educational institutions / postage stamp
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Largest available format 3874 × 4000 px 21 MB
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Large 3874 × 4000 px 328 × 339 mm 20.6 MB
Medium 992 × 1024 px 84 × 87 mm 1.3 MB

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