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Commemorative Coins depicting Postage Stamps

Compared to coins, postage stamps are a very modern invention. Since the first stamp of the world – Penny Black Stamp – postage stamps have long attracted the passion of collectors, including King Farouk of Egypt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John Lennon. Continue reading Commemorative Coins depicting Postage Stamps – Part I

Penny Black – The first postage stamp of the world

It’s like one of those lovely ladies who you can only adore and dream about. The Penny Black is quite a sensation in the world of philately. It is considered to be the oldest postage stamp in the world which was officially circulated and used by the citizens of UK, almost 175 years ago.


This highly sought after stamp made postage services much more convenient for the common Victorians. Before The Penny Black – the first postage stamp of the world, made her appearance, charges depended upon the distance that the letter needs to travel and the number of pages required for the message. Also, they had to be borne by the receiver, not the sender. Continue reading Every philatelist’s dream girl – The Penny Black!