1837-1901 Victorian stamps

Victorian stamps 1837 - 1901Find out more about Victorian stamps, from the famous Penny Black 1d stamp issued in May 1840, to the later designs bearing an image of Queen Victoria. 

Did you know? Since Britain invented the postage stamp, British stamps do not need to include the country name.

 

10 facts about the 1840 Penny Black stamp
Discover fascinating facts about one of the world's most famous stamps. How many do you know?
27 October 2020
Rare Stamps - Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day cover
Discover the most treasured 'first day cover' in the world, known as the Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day cover, in…
14 October 2020
The Victorian stamp without Victoria: the Prince Consort Essay explained
David Bailey discovers how an angry inventor tried to put an end to line engraved stamps
30 April 2018
The 1840 Mulready postal stationery
Mulready stationery appeared at the same time as the Penny Black and Twopenny Blue, in May 1840, and was expected to be…
27 January 2018
Stamp collecting guide: the Victorian halfpenny stamp of 1870
The first Victorian halfpenny stamp was issued in October 1870 due to a reduction in the postal rate for newspapers and…
11 November 2017
Stamp collecting guide: Victorian 1d lilac stamp of 1881
Find out more about the Victorian 1d lilac stamp of 1881 in our guide to the stamps of Queen Victoria
01 November 2017
Stamp collecting guide: Victorian 4d surface-printed stamp 1855-1876
Discover more about the Victorian 4d stamp of 1855, the country's first surface-printed stamp, in our guide to the…
01 November 2017
Stamp collecting guide: Victorian embossed stamps
Discover more about Britain's short-lived embossed stamps, issued during the reign of Queen Victoria, in our stamp…
28 October 2017
Stamp collecting guide: the Victorian 1900 halfpenny blue-green
We take a look at the Queen Victoria 1900 halfpenny blue-green stamp
05 October 2017

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