Virtual Stamp Collection
Penny Black - the First Postage Stamp

Penny Black
Sir Rowland Hill revolutionized the postal system by introducing the
concept of pre-paid postage. The first adhesive postage stamp,
the "Penny Black," which he designed, was issued on May 6, 1840.

Centenary Cover
This Canadian commemorative cover, is cacheted and bears a
slogan postmark celebrating the centenary of the Penny Black.



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