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Penny Black

the first adhesive postage stamp, issued in Britain in 1840; an imperforate stamp bearing the profile of Queen Victoria on a dark background
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  • In a previous chapter we spoke of the penny black of 1840 as the first postage label to be given to the world.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps Stanley Currie Johnson

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