The first postage stamps were printed in Britain and issued on May 6, 1840. The stamp, with its black ink and profile of Queen Victoria, cost one penny and became known as the "Penny Black." More »

According to the United States Postal Service, the first actress ever to appear on a U.S. postage stamp was Grace Kelly, on a stamp issued in 1993. Grace Kelly was also known as Princess Grace of Monaco. More »

Austria issued two different "Christmas greeting stamp" designs in 1937. However, there is some debate as to whether this is actually the first Christmas stamp. More »

Great Britain was the first country to adopt a truly modern postal system and, as a result, has never been required to stamp its country name on postage. Prior to the adoption of the Penny Black, the first adhesive posta... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Stamps

Collectors of used postage stamps are called philatelists. They seek out both used and unused stamps of historical or other significance. While collectors value some stamps at only a few cents, others have sold for hundr... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Stamps

Used postage stamps can be collected, donated to charity or used in craft projects. Soaking envelopes in water makes it easier to remove the stamps without damaging them. More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Stamps

In order to properly identify old postage stamps, a stamp collection catalogue is necessary, according to 2 Click Stamps. There are two primary catalogues used by stamp collectors, the Scott Specialized Stamp Catalog and... More »