World's first stamp ever?

Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by SpellBound, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. SpellBound

    SpellBound New Member

    Anyone have any idea of the world's first ever made stamp, whether it is lost or how many were there in circulation? I would like to know some solid details about it. This will add to my stamp collection summary. Thanks
  2. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello SpellBound, first welcome to the forum. I did not see in any of your posts where you are from? I can see some of what you collect.

    The worlds first adhesive postage stamps were issued by Great Britain (UK) in 1840- the Penny Black and the Tuppenny Blue.
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    I have 2 Penny Blacks and 2 x 2d Blues of 1840 which are scarcer than the Blacks. I also have later 2d Blues and 70 plus Penny Reds issued from 1841 to 1879
    These images from the web. my stamps are in the UK.
    68,808,000 - 1d Blacks issued. 6th May 1840 - February 1841
    6,462,960 - 2d Blues issued 8th May 1840 - February 1841.
    21 billion 1d Reds issued between February 1841 to the end of November 1879.
    Regards, James.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
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  3. fishmonk

    fishmonk Member

    It's an interesting thing to note there. Thanks for the info, James. When did you add that to your collection ?
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