Details
Image number
DGC1163533
Title
Penny Black c. 1840 (postage stamp)
Artist
English School, (19th century) / English
Location
Private Collection
Medium
lithograph
Date
1840 AD (C19th AD)
Description
The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May 1840, for official use from 6 May of that year and features a profile of the Queen Victoria;
Photo credit
Prismatic Pictures / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ postal history / ephemera / philatelist / collector / postal / stamp collecting / stamp / historical / european / profile / stamps / 19th century / britain / british / adhesive / c19th / paper / penny black / postage / philately / queen victoria / printed / queen / first / 1st / post / rare / english / collecting / hobby / penny / c19 / Engraving / Mzengraving
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