Penny Black

Saw a pub by the name of Penny Black once, many years ago. Named one of 3 puppies that I found thereafter as Penny Black.  All along I didn’t know how Penny Black came about and what it meant until last week when KH enlightened me of it’s significance.


The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May 1840, for official use from 6 May of that year. It features a profile of Queen Victoria.

Penny Black Block of six” by General Post Office – his own. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Found and bought a few mails with Penny Black or RED…

Royal Mail Miniature Sheet

This one is very old. Sent to Thomas Dick between 1851-1853.  I thot they were Black. I was wrong. They are Red.



The covers arrived today at the Studio.  It amazed me how old those letters are.  Dated 1851-1853, they are 162 to 165 years old.FETCHr_ThomasDick

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