Are stamps still a good investment ???

Are stamps still a good investment ???

In 1837 Britain's Postmaster General, Sir Rowland Hill, proposed a pre-paid delivery system and the proof of payment was a stamp. Sir Rowland Hill's system was eventually accepted and on May 06 1840 the world's first stamp went on sale, the Penny Black.

Queen Victoria's liking for miniature portraits was served particularly well by this bracelet which was commissioned by Prince Albert. Presented on her twenty-sixth birthday in 1845, with the miniature of her eldest child, Victoria, the bracelet was subsequently added to with portraits of five further royal children as they reached the age of four.

Queen Victoria's liking for miniature portraits was served particularly well by this bracelet which was commissioned by Prince Albert. Presented on her twenty-sixth birthday in 1845, with the miniature of her eldest child, Victoria, the bracelet was subsequently added to with portraits of five further royal children as they reached the age of four.

Miniature portrait of Queen Victoria by John Haslem 1848. Shown wearing her wedding day finery, Victoria gave this miniature to Prince Albert on her birthday 24 May 1848. Royal Collection

Miniature portrait of Queen Victoria by John Haslem 1848. Shown wearing her wedding day finery, Victoria gave this miniature to Prince Albert on her birthday 24 May 1848. Royal Collection

Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday.

Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday.

Two days after the funeral, on 4th February 1901, Queen Victoria was taken to Frogmore Mausoleum to rest beside her husband Prince Albert. In this picture the cortège is on its way from The Albert Memorial Chapel through the Upper Ward of Windsor Castle, drawn by the Royal Horse Artillery.

Two days after the funeral, on 4th February 1901, Queen Victoria was taken to Frogmore Mausoleum to rest beside her husband Prince Albert. In this picture the cortège is on its way from The Albert Memorial Chapel through the Upper Ward of Windsor Castle, drawn by the Royal Horse Artillery.

Queen Victoria and Prince Arthur on his 21st birthday, 1871 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.15 1870-71] | Royal Collection Trust

Queen Victoria and Prince Arthur on his 21st birthday, 1871 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.15 1870-71] | Royal Collection Trust

Queen Victoria (1843). Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873). Oil on canvas. Royal Collection. Here a young Queen Victoria is seen in an intimate and alluring pose, leaning against a red...

Queen Victoria (1843). Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873). Oil on canvas. Royal Collection. Here a young Queen Victoria is seen in an intimate and alluring pose, leaning against a red...

These six facts about Queen Victoria may change the way you think about the woman whose name defined the 19th Century.

Six Things You Should Know About Queen Victoria

These six facts about Queen Victoria may change the way you think about the woman whose name defined the 19th Century.

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