Guernsey Post marks 175th Penny Black anniversary

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imports_CCGB_930a219a5f277e737d8b9145a538991a_12478.jpg Guernsey Post marks 175th Penny Black anniversary
Guernsey Post marks the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp, with a special issue. ...
Guernsey Post marks the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp, with a special issue comprising a miniature sheet, first day cover and presentation pack.

The stamp is a reproduction of an original Penny Black, with the addition of the word 'Guernsey' and the Queen's EIIR symbol. The miniature sheet and first day cover each feature a black and white image of Rowland Hill, the man credited with inventing the Penny Black, together with a copy of Hill's signature (on the miniature sheet) and (on the first day cover and presentation pack) the date 1 May 1840, the offiical issue date for the Penny Black.

PENNY BLACK ANNIVERSARY ISSUE DETAILS

Issue date: 1 May 2015
Designer: Keith Robinson
Printer: Lowe Martin
Process: Offset lithography
Stamp size: 70mm x 110mm
Perforations: 12.5

To purchase the anniversary products, visit the Guernsey Post website (images copyright Guernsey Post).

Read more about the Penny Black in the latest issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.
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