Sunday, 6 May 2018

the first adhesive postage stamp!

From my archives.

On this day in history, May 6, 1840, the world's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain.

This is one of my all-time favorite series from the USPS. I love the gradations of color from left to right, and it's cool that they chose unusual tropical fruits for it, not the usual apple and orange.

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