An introduction to the history of the postage stamps as a classic
A postage stamp is a small piece of paper issued by a post office, postal administration, or other authorized vendors to customers who pay postage (the cost involved in moving, insuring, or registering mail), who then affix the stamp to the face or address-side of any item of mail—an envelope or other postal cover (eg, packet, box, mailing. The encyclopedia of united states stamps and stamp collecting, introduces the collector to the full scope of united states stamps and stamp collecting beginning with an introduction to stampless covers (letters mailed before the introduction of postage stamps), it then introduces the many stamps issued from their inception with the 1845. Stamp vendors outside of the post office system are permitted to sell postage stamps on a commission basis return to sender service becomes automatic for all undelivered mail when a return address is available. I have been interested in the stamps and postal history of nepal since i was a high school student in the early 1960's nepal is an extremely interesting but difficult country to collect the early classic stamps issued between 1881 and 1930 are particularly challenging.
The history of the postage stamps of the st louis postmaster, 1845-1847 (1895), by ch mekeel, 27 pages the hobbyist - a monthly publication for stamp collectors (1909), by 442 pages the illustrated catalogue of postage stamps, 1870, by john e gray, 235 pages. Preface these few pages on the philately of palestine are intended as a concise introduction to this fascinating field of stamp collecting they should act as an encouragement to explore the philatelic literature. The first british stamp was issued by this firm in 1840, and in 1847 the first general issue of the united states postage stamps was produced by the well and favourably known new york banknote and engraving firm of rawdon, hatch and edson, using the same process.
By freestampmagazine in classic stamps, history, history of stamp collecting in the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by mr k kouwenberg about the history of stamp collecting, appeared in the dutch magazine philatelie. The evolution of mail and postage stamps have you ever really taken a good look at a postage stamp and considered what it represents that little piece of paper is actually an ambassador representing its country through the people, places, and history depicted on it. Philatelic societies for collectors mauritius stamps and postal history indian ocean study circle (uk) the study circle was founded in 1970 to promote and encourage the study of all aspects of the stamps and postal history of the islands of the western indian ocean. Philatelic history other than literature (including albums, hinges, perforation gauges etc, the impedimenta of philately) phq cards -objects associated with postage stamps and their use post office and official office stationery (without imprinted stamp) telegram services.
A history of anaesthesia through postage stamps dr alistair mckenzie rrp £950 reprints of a host of classic textbooks and scholarly works on the history of anaesthesia are available to purchase via the wood library-museum online store. Albums were often the collector’s first introduction to the hobby providing not only a structure and organization to their collecting, but also supplying them with the requisite illustrations and in some cases further information (ie stamp catalog numbers, watermarks, perforations, etc. Stamp on black history a look at stamps issued by the united states postal service to commemorate black men and women who have contributed to america's history this resource includes an alphabetical list of stamps, stamps by curriculum areas, a black history quiz and games, and much more. Prior to the introduction of the penny postage in 1840, one of the factors affecting the cost of posting a letter was whether it was a single sheet of paper two sheets would double the cost.
An introduction to the history of the postage stamps as a classic
Classic american dolls that was the dilemma that long-time stamp designer derry noyes and photographer sally andersen-bruce faced in the late 1980s when the us postal service decided to print a set of stamps featuring american dolls. Description: this complete mint set of four stamps features the following classic automobiles: philos, morris oxford, delaunay belleville and berliet the auto logos are in raised ink the auto logos are in raised ink. Footnote philately is the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history. Stamp of approval: the origin of the postage stamp -listen to the story of rowland hill, who stopped at an english inn in 1836, and because of this stop came to create one of the most important tiny, simple inventions in the history of modern civilization – the postage stamp.
The first postage meters were fixed value, ie they contained either a single postage stamp die or a small number of dies with different postage amounts each die was a complete stamp a technological improvement was to limited value meters which contained a single stamp frame die containing a slot. Paul wales and elaine bruce of classic stamps ltd welcome you to their website we hope you will find something of interest for your collection 'a postal history of the commonwealth trans-antarctic expedition 1955-58' (mark jurisich, frpsnz) 57 pages in full colour. Palmer, w p (1991) philately, science teaching and the history of science, lab talk, vol 35, no 1, and eyecatching introduction to their articles also stamps on science themes are often - in his history of chemistry on postage stamps mentions berzelius twice and takes almost two paragraphs to describe berzelius's contribution to.
1661 the postage date stamp was first used, and the first postmaster general was appointed 1784 the first mail coach was introduced between bristol and london. The history of us postage dates back to the 1600s when america was still under british rule when the us postal service was formalized, they began to issue the official us stamps. In a history of america in thirty-six postage stamps, chris west explores america's own rich philatelic history from george washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and lindbergh's soaring biplane, american stamps are a vivid window into our country's extraordinary and distinctive past.