1840 6 MAY The first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black
, was used.
1840: The first Penny Black
stamps with Queen Victoria's head went on sale five days before the official issue date.
He told the Echo: "They stole a couple of gold rings, a stamp album (with a Penny Black
in it) and my coin collection, including my two sets of Maundy Money."
House was once a pub, which opened in 1968.
House is up for sale for a cool [pounds sterling]1.7m
THE first postage stamp - the Penny Black
- was available for official use after being issued by the Post Office.
1840 - The Penny Black
postage stamp becomes valid for use in the UK.
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.
It introduced the world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black
stamp, in May 1840.
Every stamp collector aspires to owning an original Penny Black
. This was the very first postage stamp, made in 1840 only, though an amazing 68 million were produced so it isn't a truly rare stamp.
It happened around 11.40pm on Saturday when a number of men were involved in an argument outside the Penny Black
bar in Fenkle Street in the Northumberland market town.
A statement released on Tuesday by Northumbria Police read : "At around 11:40pm on Saturday, December 26, a number of men were involved in an altercation outside of the Penny Black
bar in Fenkle Street.