Own 1841 Penny Red For Less Than $5!
Great Britain revolutionized the postal system with the introduction of the 1840 Penny Black. One year later, the ink was changed from black to red-brown. The result was the “Penny Red.”
Issued imperforate, this 178-year-old stamp was the third adhesive postage stamp issued for use in a public postal system. It features two corner letters at the bottom and a portrait of Queen Victoria.
In spite of its rich history, the postally used 1841 Penny Red is surprisingly affordable today. Get yours with 2 to 3 margins intact.