The postage stamp was invented to indicate that postage has been paid on a mailed item. The first issued postage stamp, called the British Penny Black stamp, was released in May 1840 by Great Britain's Penny Post. More » History Inventions

Linn's Stamp News suggests mounting postage stamps using specially designed stamp mounts for collecting, displaying and protecting stamps. Slide stamps into the stamp mount on the top or side face down so that they are d... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Stamps

The cost of a postage stamp today is 49 cents. This is a 3 cent rate increase from 2013. The rate was increased as of Jan. 26, 2014. More »

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. More » Business & Finance Mail & Shipping Postal Services

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 » Hobbies & Games Collecting Stamps

According to the United States Postal Service, in 1991 a first-class postage stamp cost 29 cents. This price was implemented on Feb. 3, 1991 and remained in effect until the rate increased to 32 cents on Jan. 1, 1995. More »

In 1960, a postage stamp cost 4 cents. This rate lasted until 1963, when the price of a postage stamp was raised to 5 cents. The 4-cent postage stamp could be used to mail a letter weighing 1 ounce or less within the Uni... More »