Monday, May 10, 2010

Tottenham's Penny Black 170 Years Old

The Penny Black 1840

Bruce Castle Museum's Rowland Hill designed the Penny Black postage stamp 170 years and four days ago today - well he actually designed it a bit earlier but it was first used 6th May 1840.

Monsieur Roulin Le Postman by Vincent Van Gogh

To celebrate Bruce Castle Museum has invited 10 postie folks to chose something for its new exhibition 'Postal People' now on.