The Story Of Penny Black – The World's First Adhesive Postage Stamp

It was in Great Britain that the world’s first adhesive postage stamp was issued on 1 May 1840. This black colored stamp, featuring the profile of Queen Victoria, was called ‘Penny Black’. Here is the story of this postage stamp, which simplified the process of postal rate calculation and made postal services available to general public, at a cost of one penny.

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