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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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 »

Where was the first postage stamp issued?

The first postage stamp was issued in Great Britain in 1840. It was known as the Penny Black, because it featured a portrait of Queen Victoria on a black background. Before stamps, the recipients o... Read More »

When was the first us postage stamp issued?

On July 1, 1847, what was then called the Post Office Department sold the first postage stamps, which depicted Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Before postage stamps, postmasters noted the... Read More »