Today in History: 01 May 1840


First Official Adhesive Postage Stamp, the Penny Black Issued in the United Kingdom

On this day in 1840, the Penny Black postage stamp was issued in the United Kingdom. It was the first official adhesive postage stamp in the world. It came into service on May 6, 1840.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Black
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamp

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