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.

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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.

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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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