A Brief History of Stamp Collecting

Ever since the launch of the very first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued by Great Britain in 1840, stamp collecting started to gather interest. The Penny Black, featuring a young Queen Victoria was produced without perforations which meant it had to be cut from the sheet in order to be used. Today, unused Penny Blacks are a pretty rare stamp find but used examples turn up relatively frequently and fetch sums ranging from £15 to £150 depending on their condition. […]