The first stamp ever


WORLD'S FIRST STAMP
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first stamp?

Before the creation of postage stamps letter were delivered and the receiver had to pay the postage dependent on distance and the number of papers in the letter. This posed a problem that many letters were not accepted and thus not paid.

In 1837 Britain's Postmaster General, Sir Rowland Hill, proposed a pre-paid delivery system and the proof of payment was a stamp.

Sir Rowland Hill's system was eventually accepted and on May 06 1840 the world's first stamp went on sale, the Penny Black.

In all close to 70 million of these stamps were issued and one can be bought for about $100.00 USD.


The Penny Black


The first stamp ever

The first stamp ever

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