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.
Ministry of Food Ration Book (1941). Stamped by Renfrewshire County Food Office. Includes instuctions on 'How to use your ration book'. Has a section for writing in the details of retialers that they would be registered with to supply; butter, bacon, sugar, cooking fats, meat. BBC - WW2 People's War - Ration Book: Scotland