In a move to make mail accessible to the masses, the "Penny Black" postage stamp was created in 1840 for use in Great Britain. Adorned with a youthful image of reigning sovereign Queen Victoria, this first ever postage stamp was employed in 1840-1841 with black field, that was changed in color to red-brown in 1841. Offered is an original Penny Black stamp housed in a handsome presentation album with case. This nicely preserved example displays attractively in a window opposite a page detailing the stamp's history.
Also present is a 1990 Isle of Man One Crown sterling silver proof "Penny Black 150th Anniversary" commemorative coin (BU) with COA stating a weight of "28.28" grams and limited edition quantity of "30,000".