This stamp album contains stamps that make up the

history of stamps, starting with the English stamp "Penny Black" from 1840, and a comprehensive collection of the initial stamps of a variety of countries, up to 1900.

The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was first issued in the United Kingdom (referred to in philatelic circles as Great Britain), on 1 May 1840, but was not valid for use until 6 May. The stamp features a profile of Queen Victoria. (Wikipedia)

For sale as a complete album