Monday, November 26, 2012

1940 Centennial of First Adhesive Postage Stamp

On May 6, 1840, Britain issued the world's first adhesive postage stamp,the "Penny Black", featuring an engraving of a young Queen Victoria.

This post shows Canadian philatelic commemoration of this historical event.

1. Hamilton

To commemorate the Penny Black's centennial, a slogan cancellation was produced for use at the Hamilton, Ontario post office on May 6, 1940.

MAY 6TH 1940

2. Toronto

The Canadian Philatelic Society of Toronto used a meter commemorating the centenary of the first postage stamp

Canadian Philatelic Society, August 9, 1940