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Bathford Society's Penny Black

The first postage stamp - the "Penny Black" - was introduced into the UK on May 6th 1840. Fourteen days later, a document was sent to William Briscoe in a wrapper with a penny black stamp and subsequently donated to the Bathford Society.

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Bathford Society's Penny Black Stamp (325 Kb)

Source: Researched by Fae Hall with images by David A Howells (2007)
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