The historic 1840 Penny Black
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Own the WORLD'S FIRST EVER Postage Stamp - the Penny Black

Penny Black

Own the WORLD'S FIRST EVER Postage Stamp - the Penny Black

Of all the postage stamps ever issued, there is a stamp that every knowledgeable collector recognises as the cornerstone of philately. The World's First Postage Stamp - Great Britain's Penny Black. 

An icon of British history, it was this stamp that marks the beginning of the postal era that followed. It is one of Britain's most famous and most reproduced inventions of all time!

Limited numbers available

However, the Penny Black was only issued for 9 months and is now 180 years old! So understandably they're now extremely difficult to source at a reasonable price for collectors.

Especially when you consider that in recent years the growing Chinese stamp market has been absorbing historic British stamps by the thousands into private collections. 

And as the Penny Black becomes increasingly scarcer, it is becoming more sought-after and collectible. 

Yours for just £99 (+p&p) - but you'll need to be quick...

And today you can own a regular used example of the historic 1840 Penny Black, for JUST £99 (+p&p), or five installments of JUST £19.80 - that's £251 less than the fine used Stanley Gibbons catalogue price.

The world's first postage stamp, the 1840 Penny Black is the cornerstone of every stamp collection. Available today for £251 below the fine used catalogue price, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Don’t delay - click add to basket now to secure yours. 

Please be aware: cancellation and margins may vary to that shown.

Order Ref 185/T002/0
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Price £99.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Year of Issue: 1840
  • Country of Issue: Great Britain
  • Value: 1d Black

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