When the Penny Black was created it changed postal systems forever.
The Penny Black, the world's first ever postage stamp, was revolutionary. Invented by Sir Rowland Hill and designed by William Mulready it was the first adhesive postal stamp used in a public postal system and it cost one flat rate regardless of the distance.
Today you can own the ultimate tribute to the world’s most sought-after stamp.
Officially licenced by Royal Mail, it features the original design of the Penny Black and is almost as big as the palm of your hand, weighing nearly 145g.
On the reverse you can see the design of an original Penny Black featuring the recognisable portrait of a young Queen Victoria. The design also bears the original Maltese Crosses in the top corners of the stamp, with the letters S and C at the bottom which relate to the position of the stamp within the original printed sheet.
On the obverse is a depiction of the current 1st class stamp – bearing a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II created by Arnold Machin in 1964 and issued for the first time in 1968. This is known as being one of the most famous images of our current Queen ever used.
The medal itself is cast alloy and has a unique Antique Copper finish with a lustrous lacquer to help keep it in pristine condition for years to come. It is also displayed in a Deluxe Presentation Case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Only 50 remaining
What’s more, it is proving hugely popular with discerning collectors and we only have 50 left.
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175th Anniversary of the Penny Black Medal
(+ £3.99 p&p)
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Metal: Zinc Alloy
- Dimensions: 76 x 65
- Weight: 145g
- Finish: Antique Copper
- Edition Limit 495