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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Just a quick note to explain the absence of posts of late. I have been having some Internet issues. I am pleased to be able to report that normal service will resume on Saturday (Australian time) – for daily posts on history I mean. Looking forward to the return.
You may have been wondering what happened over the last couple of days (there were no posts). I have been on holidays, but now I am back and normal service has returned – hope you weren’t too disappointed. Thanks – Kevin.