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

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.

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

Yours for HALF the catalogue value - 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, or five instalments of ONLY £35 – that’s half the price of the fine used Stanley Gibbons catalogue value.

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. Available today for half the catalogue price, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Don’t delay - click add to basket now to secure yours today with FREE P&P

Order Ref 185/X884/0
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Price £175.00 (+ £0.00 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.