WOVEN IN SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, STEVENGRAPH WORKS,COVENTRY.
The Penny Black, is without doubt the best-known stamp in the world, but it was only the end result of a campaign for cheap postage that had been gaining momentum for more than 100 years. Many people think that before the postage stamp was invented, letters could not be written or posted. This is not true, postage of letters and parcels has a long history in England.
The first 'MASTER OF THE POSTS' was Sir Brian Tuke, who held that position from 1516-1545, during the reign of King Henry the Eighth
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