The Penny Black was the first adhesive stamp issued in Great Britain in 1840 for use within the public Postal system. The Penny Black allowed letters of up to 1⁄2 ounce (14 grams) to be posted. We always have a large stock of Penny Black stamps for sale. Penny Blacks where issued on 11 different plate numbers 1 - 11, but as Plate 1 was completely overhauled due to excessive wear, it is generally considered to be two separate plates, Plate 1a and plate 1b.
If you cannot find the Penny Black that you are looking for you can Contact us. The Penny Blacks listed in the Plate Numbers below may only be a selection of the thousand's of Penny Blacks we have in stock. We are constantly Pricing up New Penny Black stamps for sale.