Welcome to Penny Black Stamps - the online home of Cheltenham Philatelics, and a leading source for high-quality rare stamps from the earliest days of the postal service to modern classics depicting Elizabeth II. Whether you're a dedicated philatelist or are new to the world of collecting, Penny Black Stamps is the only site you need to find stunning examples of the world’s most sought-after stamps.

Browse our site and we’re confident you'll appreciate our collection of Penny Red stamps, King George V stamps, special collectibles and covers. Along with our exclusive range of Penny Black stamps we also offer some fine examples of Mulready stationery, the much maligned alternative to proving that postage revenue had been paid. As we all know, Penny Black stamps were rapidly accepted as the preferred method of accepting payment for postage, and although not in use for very long their issue date of May the 1st, 1840 marks a turning point in communication that’s still in use today.

We’re committed to offering superb examples of both Penny Black stamps and the Penny Red stamps that replaced them, along with superior quality King George V stamps - a reign that marked significant changes to the manner in which postage revenue was collected, and also how the stamps themselves were created. Browse our collection of King George V stamps and you’ll find mint condition stamps offered at very affordable prices, giving you the chance to make some remarkable additions to any existing collection.

The Penny Black Stamps website gives us the opportunity to offer some of Britain’s finest and rarest stamps direct to you - with all stamps receiving our utmost care during handling and posting. Whether you’re purchasing Penny Red stamps or King George V stamps - all orders are backed by our full guarantee and will be shipped via First Class, Recorded or Special Delivery depending on the order value.

For more information on any of the stamps you see here, please call us on 01242 573164 (landline) or 07876 481721 (mobile) during business hours. Alternatively visit our Contact page and one of our expert philatelists will be happy to help you.