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1840 Penny Black Stamp

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Acquire a Piece of Postal History: The 1840 Penny Black Postage Stamp

Step back in time to a pivotal moment in postal history with the opportunity to own the iconic 1840 Penny Black postage stamp, the world's very first pre-paid postage stamp, issued on May 6th, 1840. Over 180 years later, you have a rare chance to secure one of these historic treasures.

Conceived by the visionary Rowland Hill, who championed the cause for a universal penny postage stamp in the 1830s, the Penny Black stands as a cornerstone of the Victorian Age—a testament to innovation in communication.

Remarkably, the Penny Black Stamp was in circulation for less than a year, with its final issue printed in February 1841. Featuring a portrait of a 15-year-old Queen Victoria, the vast majority of these Penny Black Stamps, originally printed over 180 years ago, have vanished into history.

Catalogue Price Soars

As the world's inaugural postage stamp, the Penny Black continues to be in high demand across the globe, making it an essential addition to any philatelic collection. The past two decades alone have witnessed a remarkable 150% increase in the official Stanley Gibbons catalogue value for a fine-used example of the Penny Black, surpassing the performance of many comparable commodities.

Secure Your Piece of History

Harrington and Byrne is thrilled to offer you the opportunity to own the iconic 1840 Penny Black Stamp. However, please note that our supply is limited. To guarantee your order, we kindly request your reservation within the next 7 days.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hold a tangible piece of postal history. Reserve your 1840 Penny Black Stamp today by simply clicking the link below and become a custodian of this enduring symbol of innovation and communication.

Country of issue:  United Kingdom

First year of issue:  1840

Perforation:  None

Denomination:  One Penny

Approximate Size:  22mm x 19mm

Condition:  Used


Delivery via Royal Mail

Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days

Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom




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