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.
Collectors of rare postage stamps could be richer than any stock or gold investors as experts in this field would say. The older, rarer, well-preserved a stamp is the greater its value. This hub acquaints you to people who have collected rare stamps, links you to online shops that deal with buying and selling rare postage stamps, and makes you realize how much a rare stamp collection does in the current market.