Postal Reform & The Penny Black

Postal Reform & The Penny Black
This important study offers an insight into the period leading to the issue of the Penny Black and the Mulready Covers in 1840. The work draws on extensive research in records held at The Royal Mail Archive, The National Archives and the Royal Archives at Windsor.Douglas N Muir – Curator of Philately at the BPMA - describes the long campaign for postal reform and illustrates his account with a wealth of contemporary designs, proofs and other philatelic material, a generous amount of it in colour. Even more than a decade on, this remains an essential text for understanding the history of postage stamps.

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