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Victorian Penny Black Stamp Necklace


The "Penny Black" was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was in use for just one year - between 1840 and 1841. The face of the new-ish-ly crowned Queen Victoria appeared on it. They're collectible (to philatelist nerd kings and queens) because they were the first of their kind and were printed for such a short run. This one is mounted in gold and hand engraved "Genuine Penny Black 1840-1841".


  • Materials

    9k gold (marked), glass, penny black stamp, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1840 stamp, London assay marks for 1978 on the mounting

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.