175 years of the first postage stamp the "penny Black"

175 years of the first postage stamp the "penny Black"
Catalog #
1940
Date of Issue
2015 23 April
Denomination
26,50
Color
Multicolor
Artist
Paper
Chalk-surfaced
Printing method
Offset
Perforation
Comb 12:11½
Issued
438,000
Tags
Stamps Post office
Description
The first ever postage stamp "penny Black" was released in the UK in may 1840. Its name miniature obliged par - 1 penny - black colour in which it is printed.The first appearance of the brand is closely connected with the name of an Englishman named Rowland hill. He proposed to introduce a uniform and convenient method of payment of mail - sign with the price of postal services of adhesive for envelope. In 1839, for the best design brand has announced a contest, which attracted nearly 2,700 projects. The winner was the picture Henry Cole depicting the profile of Queen Victoria."penny Black" fashion printed metallography. At the upper edge the inscription "Postage" ("Postage") at the bottom - a "One penny". Feature is the presence in the lower corners of letters, which can determine the position of marks on the grade sheet (the row and place number).
Format: 50х37.
Source: rusmarka.ru