According to the Stamp Echo Blog, the first adhesive postage stamp was issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on May 1, 1840. The Stamp Echo Blog goes on to say that the first stamps were called "penny... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The rate for a United States postage stamp (or a one-ounce letter) was 22 cents in 1987. The rate for the first ounce of a package was the same. More »

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There are no standard dimensions for a postage stamp. Stamps are available in many different shapes and sizes. There are even round and triangular stamps. More »

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In 1970, a first-class postage stamp in the United States cost 6 cents, and a postcard stamp cost 5 cents. The first-class postage rate was raised to 8 cents on May 16, 1971. More »