1840 Penny Black Cover
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1840 Penny Black Cover can be yours today for LESS THAN HALF the catalogue value

The Penny Black was the world’s first postage stamp, and an instant success. Its introduction led to the start of the world’s most popular hobby – Stamp Collecting.

Many recipients of a Penny Black letter would carefully remove the strange black stamp and keep it in a safe place and casually throw away the envelope! That’s why, for every 50 Penny Black stamps today, there is just one complete cover.

Some stamps can command an even higher price when found used on a cover, since 2002 the catalogue value of a fine used Penny Black cover has risen by 115% - outperforming the Penny Black on its own - to £700!

Increased interest from abroad

Over the last few years much of the interest in the stamp collecting market has come from the emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. Indeed we have seen thousands of Penny Blacks shipped to China but could we see the same thing happen with the markets of Brazil, India and Russia?

A genuine piece of postal history

By owning a Penny Black cover, you are owning a genuine and unique piece of postal history, each cover is handwritten with the recipient’s address and feature a genuine Victorian postmark. No two covers are the same.

The good news for you today is that through our network of suppliers we have managed to secure 45 of these historic covers. Each one is guaranteed to be genuine and over 170 years old.

If you are fast enough – and fortunate enough – a used example of the 1840 Penny Black Cover can be yours today for LESS THAN HALF the catalogue value.

Order Ref 185/L184/0
Price £325.00 (+ £4.99 p&p)


  • 1840 Penny Black Cover
  • Presented with a certificate and presentation folder

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
Coin Portfolio Management does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.