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Penny Black, Penny Red

Mix media

148x124cm

2015

 

The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Great Britain in May 1840. In less than a year, the Penny Black was replaced by the Penny Red, because it was difficult to see a red cancellation on them and red ink was easy to remove. The Penny Red was used with more effective black ink cancellations.