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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!