Penny Black

Penny Black
Penny Black
n
the first British stamp for sticking on envelopes. It was introduced in 1840, and its value was one penny, which was the cost of sending a letter by post in Britain. The stamp shows the head of Queen ↑Victoria on a dark background, and stamp collectors consider it to be very important, although it is not the rarest British stamp.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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