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Muir, Douglas N.

Postal Reform and the Penny Black

A New Appreciation
Publisher: The National Postal Museum, London, 1990

First edition, papreback, card covers, 242 pages, spine sunned, light wear, else in VG condition.

An excellent look at Rowland Hill’s reform of the postal system and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps. With many illustrations including many in colour.
This important study draws on unpublished documents and extensive new research, to offer a fresh insight into the period leading to the issue of the Penny Black and the Mulready Envelope in 1840.


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