May 1, 1840 Cover


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The first adhesive postage stamp of the world was intended for use from May 6, 1840 but was delivered to the post offices on May the 1st. Use before May 6 is extremely rare (and contrary to regulations). This is the earliest known use, on May 1, 1840 and is UNIQUE- the only such cover known – the first time ever in the world that a postage stamp was ever used on a letter.


Peter Holcombe



David Brandon.