Penny Red

The Penny Red was a British postage stamp, issued in 1841. It succeeded the Penny Black and continued as the main type of postage stamp in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until 1879, with only minor changes to the design during that time. The colour was changed from black to red because of difficulty in seeing a cancellation mark on the Penny Black; a black cancel was readily visible on a Penny Red.

Read more about Penny Red:  History of The Penny Red, Plate Numbers, The Last Penny Reds, Chronology

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Bertram Mc Gowan
... McGowan worked with Charles Nissen on the plating of the Penny Black and the Penny Red and was the co-author with Nissen of The Plating of the Penny Black Postage Stamps of Great Britain, 1840, for ... McGowan and Nissen's work on the Penny Red formed the basis of the later work by J.B ... In 1923 he won a gold medal for his display of the Penny Red Die II at London ...
Penny Red - Chronology
... February 1841 - colour of 1d stamp changed from black to red. 3 December 1879 - contract to print the Penny Red formally ended ...

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