The typical size of a United States postage stamp is .87 inches by 98 inches when printed as part of a booklet. The size of a stamp can vary if it is produced as part of a roll or as a commemorative piece.
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.
The first British postal stamp featured the image of Queen Victoria, and it was issued in 1840. The stamp was known as the Penny Black because of its cost and color. It is believed to be the first adhesive postal stamp r...
The size of a standard U.S. postage stamp varies slightly, depending on whether the stamp is printed as part of a booklet or a roll. The Four Flags Forever stamp, printed as a booklet of 20 and issued in 2012, measures 0...
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States is 49 cents as of June 2014. This rate applies to standard-sized mail weighing 1 ounce or less. Letters weighing more th...
The cost of a first-class postage stamp was $0.05 in 1963. Adjusting for inflation, this price would equal $0.38 in 2012 dollars, which was 7.5 cents cheaper than the actual price of a stamp purchased in 2012.
The postage stamp rate was 37 cents for the first ounce of mail from June 30, 2002, until Jan. 7, 2006. The stamp featured either a flag or antique toy on it when it was 37 cents.