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

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

The 1840 Penny Black Stamp on brown surface
The 1840 Penny Black Stamp in tweezer with green background *NUMBER OF MARGINS MAY VARY*
The 1840 Penny Black Stamp in capsule

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. It is one of Britain's most famous and most reproduced inventions of all time!

Limited numbers available

Last year marked the 180th Anniversary of the Penny Black, which meant that there was a spike in demand for these stamps. 

What's more,  the Penny Black was only issued for 9 months and is now 180 years old! This makes them increasingly scarce and it is becoming more sought-after and collectable.

So understandably they're now extremely difficult to source at a reasonable price for collectors.

It could be yours today but you'll need to be quick.

And today you can own a regular used example of the historic 1840 Penny Black, for JUST £175 (+p&p), or five instalments of ONLY £35. 

What's more, each one will arrive presented in a tamper-proof capsule to ensure that it’s quality is preserved for generations to come.

The world's first postage stamp, the 1840 Penny Black is the cornerstone of every stamp collection. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

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

Order Ref 185/X034/9
Orders and payment terms are subject to acceptance and status. We may perform a credit check.
Price £175.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 1840
  • Monarch: Queen Victoria
  • Comes in tamperproof capsule
  • Number of margins may vary

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.

Consent Preferences