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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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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.
The 1841-dated postage stamp, pictured , was found alongside 26 other Penny Blacks, the first adhesive stamps used by any postal service in the world, and with 400 examples of its successor the Penny Red in the Denbighshire loft.
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.
Penny Blacks are rarer than United old boys who will say a bad word about anything to do with the club, but ex-winger Gordon Hill said: "In my opinion if you are not doing it for your club, you shouldn't be doing it for your country.
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.
The blockbuster Bath Penny Black (below), sold by Aqueduct Auctions, and (left) the largest known multiple of Penny Blacks on a cover (envelope) sold at Spink in London in October last year for pounds 143,850
And one of two mint Penny Blacks fetched almost pounds 10,000 at the London sale.