The old system was in no way accurate, inexpensive or reliable. Communications, were seriously hampered by the lack of an effective system. Each of these genuine (2 or less margins, with possible faults) stamps comes with a hand signed Certificate. PENNY BLACK FACTS Both houses of Parliament were against the idea as they had the'free franking'' privilege. So popular was this innovative idea, that within 40 years of introduction, the system had spread to more than 150 other Countries.
Although the lettering is limited to a maximum of 12 across (meaning AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AI, AJ, AK & AL) and 20 down the above combination in BA, BB etc. All the way to the last row of TA, TB, TC, TD, TE, TF, TG, TH, TI, TJ, TK & TL. No two are exactly alike. The item "WORLD'S FIRST STAMP PENNY BLACK ENCASE with CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY GENUINE" is in sale since Tuesday, January 18, 2011. This item is in the category "Stamps\Great Britain\Victoria".The seller is "number1moneyman" and is located in Cape Coral, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.