Penny Black

Picture of Penny Black, the world's first adhesive postage stamp
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 Friday May 1, 1840
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AKA
Penny Black - postage stamp
Category
others
Country
United Kingdom
Description
the world's first adhesive postage stamp

In 1837, Rowland Hill invented the first adhesive postage stamp

It was first use in public postal system on 1 May 1840, but was not valid for use until 6 May. The stamp features a profile of Queen Victoria

Before the existence of postage stamps, ink and hand-stamps (thus the word -- stamp) which were made from cork or wood were used.

 

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