Friday, December 4, 2009

A Penny For Your Thoughts, Literally

I don't know about you but when I do a mailing, whether it is an invitation or a holiday card, I am picky about the stamps I use as postage. I have used the services for customized stamps as well as lingered over the selection at the Post Office. So, being Holiday time, I got to thinking about stamps. Above is the first issued adhesive stamp (so I've been informed) - a British Black Penny stamp from Great Britain. Created by Rowland Hill in 1837, it was first used May 6, 1840. The profile is of Queen Victoria's head; this was on all British stamps for the next 60 years. Nice to see we have more options today.

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