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Article: The First Postage Stamp

The link below is to an article that reports on the first postage stamp – the Penny Black.

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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.

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