'A Page of Triangular Capes Nos. 20-25', c1943, (1944). Artist: Unknown
'A Page of Triangular Capes Nos. 20-25', c1890, (1944). Stamps from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, issued on 1st September 1853, the two triangular stamps issued were a one penny in brick-red and a four pence in blue. The stamps were printed by Messrs Perkins, Bacon & Co in London, engraved by William Humphrys (1794-1865). The triangular stamps were demonetised on 1 October 1900. From British Postage Stamps, by S. C. Johnson [Collins, London, 1944]
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Sir Rowland Hill, British teacher, pamphleteer and creator of penny postage, 19th century. Artist: Unknown
Sir Rowland Hill, British teacher, pamphleteer and creator of penny postage, 19th century. Hill (1795-1879) founded the present postal system when, in 1840, he suggested that all letters should be prepaid, and introduced the postage stamp. It was his initiative that led to the introduction of the Post Office Savings Bank.
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