Penny Black
Penny Black – The World’s First Postage Stamp

Penny Black – The World’s First Postage Stamp


A genuine Victorian Penny Black in high-quality condition, presented in a handsome wooden display.


(Plus free postage & handling).


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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!

Display measures 5" x 3¾” x 1¾ ”.


Orders for non-personalised products which are in stock should be delivered within about a week. Personalised products may take longer.

Guarantee & Returns

Any time you place an order with Danbury Mint, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not delighted with any purchase, you may return it within 90 days of receipt for a FULL refund – including our postage & handling charge!

You can download a free post label here.


Items can be returned using the downloadable returns label below. We recommend obtaining a certificate of posting (free) if returning via the post office. Please include all paperwork with your return. If you have any questions or would prefer us to send you a returns label by post, please email Customer Services.

If you have a printer and wish to print off a returns label, please click on the link below. Note that you must have Adobe Acrobat installed in order to view and print PDF files.

UK Returns

How to Return a Danbury Mint Item (PDF)

USA Returns

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