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Early stamps
Later UK stamps
Other countries' stamps

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 (23 April 1964) 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 from 1968 to date – also on UK and Commonwealth coinage until 1984 – was by Click to show or hide the answer
First actress to appear on a British postage stamp (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
Royal Mail issues self–adhesive stamps for business users Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Royal Mail makes self–adhesive stamps available to the general public 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
First cartoon character to appear on a US postage stamp (1997) 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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