There was something that appeared first on this day back in 1840 that changed things and we still use it today. It was "The Black Penny". No, it wasn't a dirty old penny but a new type of postage stamp. It was the world's first adhesive postage stamp issued by Great Britain and it had a face value of one penny.
And this is the press it was printed on:
So, I guess we have been licking stamps for many, many years until the new self adhering, non-licking stamps appeared. So, now you know a little bit more about mayday and the first adhesive postage stamp. So, you all have a great May Day, you hear?