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The Penny Black


Comment on The Penny Black

as a philatelist I must congratulate the person who nominated this as an icon,this was the stamp that started it all. every stamp collector,whether or not he /she collects GB,is aware of this stamp,or has one.

Comment on The Penny Black posted 2006-10-02 by SW.Kitson from India


Comment on The Penny Black

Another interesting Scottish idea. Proposed by Roland Hill but invented by William (?) Chalmers of Dundee. British not English.

Comment on The Penny Black posted 2006-02-16 by Derek Sinclair from Dundee


Comment on The Penny Black

The worlds first postagestamp. The PENNY BLACK was issued in England in 1840. This concept of a stamp with mucilage on it which could be affixed to an envelope and for which an individual prepaid postage costs was proposed by Rowland HIll to parliament.

Comment on The Penny Black posted 2006-01-26 by Michael M Dembo from Huntsville AL


Comment on The Penny Black

Well done on this nomination! I was going to do it myself but discover it was already done. Just think of all the millions of letters posted worlwide today using this clever English idea!

Comment on The Penny Black posted 2006-01-12 by Stuart Williams from Brighton