The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.

The Penny Black Stamp: The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May for official use from 6 May of that.

Ice Age Animals : UK postage stamps, wood engravings by Andrew Davidson

British Stamps - set of 5 stamps depicting ice age animals: giant deer, sabre tooth cat, wooly rhino, cave bear, woolly mammoth

Royal Mail 1st Class Postage Stamp from 2014 featuring Classic Children's TV shows - Paddington Bear

Royal Mail celebrates classic children's TV characters in new stamp series - Digital Arts

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl stamps – in pictures

Roald Dahl Stamp Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Royal Mail Releases Awesome Roald Dahl Stamps -- art by Quentin Blake

Great Britain -- Toilers of the Sea - Claire Chamberlain

Great Britain postage stamp -- Toilers of the Sea Octopus - Claire Chamberlain

North Borneo 1931 Company Fine Mint SG 295 Scott 185 Other Malayan Stamps HERE

The state of North Borneo - former british protectorate and Crown Colony of Great Britain. Now part of Malaysia.

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Korea postage stamp: bird and pink sky (karen horton) Tags: pink art birds 30 illustration clouds vintage design mail korea newyear korean yinyang postage ch philatelic redcrestedcrane

wolf and seven kids stamp germany 1960s

An old children's story - The Wolf and Seven Kids (goats) stamps from Germany