1837-1901 Victorian stamps

Victorian stamps 1837 - 1901Find out more about Great Britain's Victorian postage stamps, from the famous Penny Black 1d stamp issued in May 1840, to the later designs bearing an image of Queen Victoria. For regular opinion, advice and information on Victorian stamps don't miss Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.

Did you know? Since Britain invented the postage stamp, British stamps do not need to include the country name.

 

In May 1840, Great Britain issued the world's first adhesive postage stamps, revolutionising communication in ...

01/06/2017

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Back in 1901, the country was in a state of mourning following the death of Queen Victoria. Postal history expert ...

17/03/2017

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In our new series on collecting GB stamps, Ed Fletcher provides a fact file of an affordable classic, this time ...

13/01/2017

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Collecting rare British stamps - 10 facts about the 1840 'Penny Black' stamp

08/10/2014

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Discover the most treasured 'first day cover' in the world, known as the Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day ...

01/10/2014

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In 2004 a 2 shillings brown stamps, achieved one of the highest prices ever achieved for any British stamp, ...

01/09/2014

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We challenged stamp collecting expert Ed Fletcher to find the best Victorian stamps that can be purchased for ...

08/08/2013

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A decade ago collector Abed Najjar discovered a scruffy cover bearing three 1d reds showing the incredibly rare ...

06/11/2012

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The Penny Black is the most famous stamps in the world. Discover how to collect the many varieties of the 1d ...

30/01/2012

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