Who was on the first US postage stamp?

Answer 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 »

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Who was the first woman on a USA postage stamp?

Martha Washington was the first woman commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp. This 8-cent stamp for registered mail, which went on sale in 1902, was the second stamp in a new issue.Source:U.S. 2nd Bu... Read More »

Who was the first woman on the U.S. postage stamp?

In 1893 the first commemorative stamps were issued, featuring Queen Isabella. However, the first postage stamp that specifically honored a woman featured Martha Washington. The stamps were issued i... Read More »

Who made the first postage stamp?

The first adhesive postage stamp --- the Penny Black --- was issued by the United Kingdom's Post Office in May 1840 under the leadership of Sir Rowland Hill. In honor of this, British stamps are th... Read More »

When was the first U.S. postage stamp issued?

The first United States postage stamp was issued on July 1, 1847. Prior to that date, the postmaster wrote the amount of postage in the upper right corner of envelopes. Postage could be prepaid, ... Read More »