To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, I’ve illustrated this commemorative stamp issue for Guernsey Post. The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp, and marked the begining of universal postage; a one price goes anywhere, affordable postal service to all UK addresses.
The designs show Sir Rowland Hill, widely credited as the inventor of the postage stamp. They also show a 19th century postman and mail coach and feature a reproduction of the original Penny Black stamp.
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