What person was on the first U.S. postage stamp?

Answer Two "first" postage stamps were issued at the same time, each with the likeness of a person. Benjamin Franklin was pictured on the 5-cent stamp, and George Washington graced the 10-cent stamp. The ... Read More »

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Who was the first person printed on a postage stamp?

According to, Queen Victoria was the first person printed on a postage stamp. The stamp was issued in England in 1840. The first person on a U.S. stamp was George Washington. His stamp w... Read More »

What person was on the first United States postage stamp?

Two of our founding fathers were featured simultaneously on the first U.S. postage stamps. George Washington was featured on the 10-cent stamp, while Benjamin Franklin was showcased on the 5-cent s... Read More »

PC Printing of Postage Stamps Vs. Machine Postage Stamp Printing?

People can't always get to the post office. Whether it is for business or personal use, many choose to print their postage from their homes or offices. The United States Postal Service (USPS) offer... Read More »

When was the first postage stamp used?

The United Kingdom issued the first pre-paid, adhesive postage stamp on May 6, 1840. The "Penny Black," and two-pence "Blue" were sold in sheets of 240. Each postage stamp included a portrait of Q... Read More »