What was the world's first postage stamp?

Answer The world's first adhesive postage stamp was the Penny Black of Great Britain and Ireland. Bearing a portrait of Queen Victoria, it was issued on May 1, 1840, coming into official service five days... Read More »

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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 »

Who was on the first US postage stamp?

The first two federal postage stamps, a five-cent and a 10-cent stamp, were issued in 1847, according to the National Postal Museum. Created by engraving firm Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edison, the fi... 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 »

What was the first song to be on a U.S. postage stamp?

The first song that was the subject of a U.S. postage stamp was "The Stars and Stripes Forever," which was featured on the 32-cent stamp issued in 1997. The only other song to be the subject of a s... Read More »