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Other countries' stamps

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Postage Stamps

Early stamps

The only country that doesn't have its name on its stamps Click to show or hide the answer
English teacher, inventor and social reformer (1795–1897), who campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system, resulting in the penny post (1840) Click to show or hide the answer
The first adhesive postage stamp (1840) Click to show or hide the answer
The second stamp to be issued Click to show or hide the answer
The first person to be depicted on a postage stamp Click to show or hide the answer

Later UK stamps

First commoner to appear on a British postage stamp (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
GPO first issued Christmas stamps Click to show or hide the answer
The portrait of the Queen used on UK stamps 1968–(2017) – also on UK and Commonwealth coinage 1968–84 – was by Click to show or hide the answer
First actress on a British postage stamp (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
Self–adhesive stamps introduced by Royal Mail Click to show or hide the answer

Other countries' stamps

Bull's Eye series (1843: the second country to issue stamps that were valid nationally) Click to show or hide the answer
1c black on magenta, 1856 Click to show or hide the answer
Famous series of triangular stamps issued in 1853 Click to show or hide the answer
"Post Office" stamps – 1d red and 2d blue (1847) Click to show or hide the answer
Treskilling yellow (1855 misprint – it should have been green; "treskilling" indicates its value (3 skillings)) Click to show or hide the answer
Inverted Jenny (1918 – picture of a plane printed upside down) Click to show or hide the answer

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