Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Royal Mail Marks the Accession of King George V

May 6 is "National Stamp Day" in the United Kingdom, marking the anniversary of the world's first postage stamp - the penny black.  This year, it was also the 100th anniversary of the accession of King George V to the throne.

To mark this anniversary, the Royal Mail has issued a new miniature sheet:

For complete information on this new issue, including how to purchase one for your collection, see this article at the British Postal Museum & Archive.

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