Friday Fun Fact: World's first postage stamp

world's first postage stamp of King George VI Coronation

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The world’s first postage stamp adhesive was issued by the United Kingdom on May 1, 1840.

The Penny Black—featuring an image of a young Queen Victoria—cost one penny and was valid beginning May 6 that year.

Because it didn’t need to identify itself on the stamp, the United Kingdom is the only country that does not include its name on it stamps.

Topics: History, England

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