Chance to Win A 1840 Penny Black!

The results are in for the Black Penny raffle! Congratulations to Donald out of San Bernardino CA! We’d like to thank all who generously donated to help support our friends at over Animal Safehouse.


On December  31st 2014 Nick’s Stamps will be holding a raffle to help raise donations for Animal Safehouse.

One winner will be chosen by mini web tools random name picker and will receive the world’s first issued postage stamp, The Black Penny (actual stamp is pictured below). Donations of 1.00 + Paypal fees (0.33) are good for one raffle ticket. You may participate in an unlimited amount of entries to increase your chances at winning,  but be sure to add 0.33 cents to the total amount to cover the Paypal fees. If you would like to donate by check please contact us to receive a donation form and mailing address.


Deadline for entry is December 15th 2014


All proceeds will be donated directly to


About the Penny Black:

On May 1, 1840 Great Britain issued the world’s first adhesive postage stamp nicknamed the Penny Black. The unperforated stamp featured the image of Queen Victoria and was issued for use on May 6th. The Penny Black was issued for just over one year and was switched to the Penny Red due to the difficulty of seeing the cancellations.


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About Animal Safehouse:

The How, Why, What and Who…

Animal Safehouse of Brevard is a not-for-profit effort geared towards providing temporary safe placement of pets who, like their owners, need to flee from domestic violence situations. While there are shelters for women and children, there are currently no facilities for their pets. Most women with pets will not leave their abusive homes if they cannot bring their furry loved ones along in fear of retaliation.

Leandra Preston-Sidler, Professor of Women’s Studies at University of Central Florida, is a member of the Domestic Violence Task Force of Brevard and domestic violence shelters, including Salvation Army and Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Programs and the Women’s Center in Brevard. As an avid animal lover, she recognized the desperate need for a safe place for pets who are also subject to abuse while their owners seek safety. Animal Safehouse of Brevard was formed in Summer 2008 by Leandra as a network of individuals committed to helping both women and pets who are victims of domestic violence. We serve all of Central Florida, though Harbor House of Central Florida is soon to have a kennel to meet needs of women in shelter there.

Animal Safehouse is a registered Florida non-profit agency. We rely heavily on donations and volunteers and are in need of assistance to help as many women and pets possible.

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