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Question 1: A companion idea, which Hill disclosed on 13 February 1837 at a government enquiry, was that of a separate sheet that folded to form an enclosure or ________ for carrying letters.
United States Postal ServiceMailPaper sizeEnvelope

Question 2: Apparently the idea had at least been suggested earlier in ________, Sweden, and possibly Greece.
HungaryCzech RepublicAustriaPoland

Question 3: It was issued by the ________ on 1 May, 1840, for use from 6 May of that year.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandRepublic of IrelandIrish peopleNorthern Ireland

Question 4: The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive ________ used in a public postal system.
Airmail stampMailPostage stampStamp collecting

Question 5: All ________ post offices received official issues of the new stamps but other offices throughout the United Kingdom did not, continuing to accept postage payments in cash only for a period.
MoscowStockholmLondonBerlin

Question 6: All British stamps still bear a picture or silhouette of the monarch somewhere on the design, and are the only postage stamps in the world that do not name their ________ of origin, leaving the monarch's image to symbolise the United Kingdom.
EnglandScotlandCountryWales







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