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The Three Penny Beaver, Canada, 1851 In 1837 Sir Rowland Hill developed the postage stamp so that the post office could tell whether the postage for a piece of mail had been paid. In 1840 Great Britain issued the world’s first stamp, the Penny Black. The Penny black, Great Britain, 1840 Canada issued its first stamp - the Three Penny Beaver - in 1851.

  1. © Canada Post. 1851.
    Reproduced with permission.
  2. ® The Penny Black Stamp is a registered trade mark of the British Post Office.
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