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Penny Black – The World’s First Postage Stamp
180 years ago, in 1840, Great Britain issued the world’s first postage stamp, the famous Penny Black. It was a simple concept which transformed personal communication, and influenced postal systems around the world.And because of its significance in history, the Penny Black is the one stamp which every collector dreams of owning. Today, with increasing interest from collectors around the world, they are becoming more difficult to find in good condition, much less in excellent condition.But Danbury Mint has secured a small quantity of genuine Penny Blacks with a high-quality specification. Each has been officially postmarked during actual use. They have four good margins around the edge, no stains, tears, rips or creases, and a clear, crisp cancellation mark – the superior qualities that all serious collectors look for. The result is a valuable collector’s item of significant beauty and importance.Your stamp will be presented in durable, crystal-clear case and mounted on a richly-finished wooden panel, which can lie flat or be set at an angle in the handsome display chest provided. The chest features gleaming gold-tone fixtures and a lock and key, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. What’s more, it’s yours at no additional charge!