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Penny Black

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(Philately) the first adhesive postage stamp, issued in Britain in 1840; an imperforate stamp bearing the profile of Queen Victoria on a dark background
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Timeshift: Penny Blacks & Twopenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps (BBC4, 9pm) While the Penny Black rightfully remains the world's most famous stamp, the Twopenny Blue was issued just two days later and is often overlooked.
Twenty-eight teams of five pitted their knowledge against each other in what was dubbed the ''European Quiz from HEL'' at Penny Blacks, The Mailbox.
Q Could you please give me an idea of how much my Westminster collection original Penny Blacks in a folder is worth?
OThe new layout at Penny Blacks features a number of different tailored zones including party booths, lounge area and cocktail bar.
4 million being printed, compared to the 68 million penny blacks.
The company, which sells everything from rare Penny Blacks to autographs by Marilyn Monroe, reported pre-tax profits of pounds 4.
He is a well-known Bahrain collector who has dedicated much of his life tracking down Penny Blacks - the first adhesive stamps dating back to the Victorian era.
Jim says his collection included 840 Penny Blacks, dozens of Penny Blues and 36 Washington Pinks.
The collection included several Penny Blacks, worth pounds 2,000 each.
Duplicates and other unwanted stamps were being sold by the Queen to raise pounds 250,000 for a block of 10 Penny Blacks on a first-day cover.
The Royal Mail hoped to gather as many Penny Blacks as possible at the Stamp Show 2000 in London where they will be printing facsimile stamps using the original presses.