Launching this May, 2017, National Stamp Celebration Day will be held to celebrate the hobby.   The Day will be held on 4th May to commemorate the world’s first ever adhesive postage stamp – the Penny Black.   The stamp was first issued on 1st May 1840 and officially used from 6th May 1840.  National Stamp Celebration Day is about driving awareness for a wonderful hobby and to engage people in one of the UK’s biggest inventions.   Even to this day, we don’t have to have the name of our country on the stamps, as people expect that they originated in Great Britain.