Win A Penny Black

The Stamp Man

The Stamp Man

2018-11-25 13:06:33

Your chance to win an original penny black in our FREE prize draw

This week we are giving away the world’s first postage stamp.

Enter our FREE prize draw for your chance to win a 4-margin used penny black housed in an attractive leather wallet with a catalogue value of £375 ($492).

Your penny black comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by a director of Stanley Gibbons and a short history of the penny black:

Enter our free prize draw today. No purchase necessary.

The deadline for entries into the draw to decide the winner is NEXT WEDNESDAY (November 28th, 2018) at 5:30pm (GMT).

The Mini Web Tools website's "random name picker" will choose the lucky winner.

The penny black has a timeless and simplistic beauty. 

It remains the world’s most revered stamp 178 years after it was first issued for postage on 6th May 1840.

Penny blacks have small crown watermarks on the back and check letters in the bottom corners designed to prevent forgery.

They were printed on large sheets containing 240 stamps with letters marked “A” to “T” horizontally and “A” to “L” vertically.

So, the top left stamp would contain the initials “AA” and the final stamp on the sheet on the bottom right, the initials “TL”.

The stamp we are giving away this week is initialled “TL”, making it the very last stamp from the sheet.

Despite its popularity, the penny black was ultimately deemed “not fit for purpose” and was replaced by the penny red after just over one year.

This was because of difficulties in seeing the cancellations, which were also easy to remove on a black stamp.


For a chance to win the world’s first postage stamp, all you need to do to enter is complete the short form in the link below.

We would love to hear more from you about what you collect. This helps us to improve our products and services to meet your needs.


We will let you know by the end of next week if you are the LUCKY WINNER!

Best of luck.

Kind regards


Mike Hall

CEO, Just Collecting


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