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World's First Stamp Penny Black Encase With Cert Of Authenticity - Your Choice For Sale

World's First Stamp Penny Black Encase With Cert Of Authenticity - Your Choice

GREAT BRITAIN PENNY BLACK ( WORLD'S FIRST ADHESIVE POSTAGE STAMP )ENCASED inPLASTIC FOLIO withCERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY, GENUINE STAMP& INFORMATION.

PLEASE CHOOSE the EXAMPLE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE from the PHOTOS in this LISTING ( indicate which Penny Black is for you - if nothing is selected, we will make the choice for you)

On May 6th 1840, the world's first adhesive postage stamp went on public sale at post offices through-out Britain. The intention was to indicate pre-payment of mail. Prior to this, most mail was paid for by the recipient. The old system was in no way accurate, inexpensive or reliable. Communications, were seriously hampered by the lack of an effective system.

Each of these genuine (2 or less margins, with possible faults ) stamps comes with a hand signed Certificate. Created for a mail order catalog 15-20 years ago.


PENNY BLACK FACTSBoth houses of Parliament were against the idea as they had the 'free franking'' privilege. So popular was this innovative idea, that within 40 years of introduction, the system had spread to more than 150 other Countries.Printed in sheets of 240 ( 12 across x 20 down ) Before the decimalization of the English currency, one row of 12 stamps equaled a shilling and 240 One Penny stamps made an old £ ( see below for lettering details ). Since its very first stamp, Britain has always been the only Country in the World, not to feature its name on postage stamps, just a picture of the reigning monarch.Communications had so improved by virtue of the Penny Black, that the letters carried by the end of 1840 had more than doubled from any single year period and within 10 years of 1840 the amount of mail skyrocketed. Many security devices were incorporated into this first stamp, to thwart potential forgers, such as the use of specially watermarked paper, an engine turned background, a super clear engraving of Queen Victoria and a lettering system that would identify each individual postage stamp on a sheet. Although the lettering is limited to a maximum of 12 across ( meaning AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AI, AJ, AK & AL ) and 20 down ( the above combination in BA, BB etc. all the way to the last row of TA, TB, TC, TD, TE, TF, TG, TH, TI, TJ, TK & TL align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;">Orders are usually sent 24 hours of payment

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50 STATES POSTMARKED 1976 STATE FLAG LTD COLLECTION NEW

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1844 Penny Red On Envelope Plate 46 Li Winchester To Warminster Area Wiltshire


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Great Britain Victoria Sc # 4 Used, Four Margin Sound Stamp $85


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1847 Penny Red On Outer Plate 69 Ge To Ruabon From Chester


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Great Britain Scott # 73 Used Sg # 156 Stamp Plate 1


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Great Britain Scott # 70 Used Sg # 153 Stamp Plate 15


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Great Britain Scott # 28d Used Thick Paper Variety Sg # 72 - Nice Looking Stamp


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Great Britain Scott # 34 Used Sg # 80 - Nice Looking Stamp


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Great Britain Scott # 26 Used Sg # 66 - Nice Looking Stamp


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Great Britain Scott # 28 Used Sg # 72 - Nice Looking Stamp With 72 Cancel


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Great Britain Scott # 48 Used Sg # 101 Stamp - Nice Looking Stamp