Stamp Act - One-Penny Stamps, 1765

Stamp Act-One-Penny Stamps, 1765

This image depicts a proof sheet of one-penny stamps which Parliament required American colonists to use on newspapers, pamphlets and other papers "being larger than half a sheet and not exceeding one whole sheet."

In imposing the Stamp-Act tax, Britain's Parliament infuriated American Colonials. 

Media Credits

Library of Congress - John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations - image 34uc.


This proof-sheet of stamps, from 1765, is owned by the Board of Inland Revenues Stamping Department Archive, Philatelic Collection, The British Library.




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