Friday, July 9, 2010

Jacob Perkins..."Penny Black"

Jacob Perkins
July 9th, 1766 to July 30th, 1849

Jacob Perkins "...was an Anglo-American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist." And he is best know for his association with the world's first postage stamp...

Penny Black


Engraved by Charles Heath and his son Frederick Heath.
Printed by Perkins Bacon & Co.

Penny Black [Wikipedia]

Jacob Perkins [Wikipedia]

The world's rarest...

British Guiana 1c magenta [Wikipedia]

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