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What Is Postal stationery ? (3)

Wrappers The manufacture of wrappers for the sending of newspapers or periodicals began in the U.S. in 1861. The first wrappers were rectangular pieces of paper with gum to seal it on one end and an embossed envelope stamp or … Continue reading

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What Is Postal stationery ?(2)

Postal cards:Postal cards are postal stationery and have a printed or embossed indicium   and are sold by governmental  postal authorities. In the United States, they were first produced in 1873. Some of the forms taken by postal cards include the regular … Continue reading

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What Is Postal stationery? (1)

A piece of postal stationery is a stationery item, such as a stamped envelope,letter sheet,post card,letter card,air mail ,aerogram or wrapper,  with an imprinted stamp or inscription indicating that a specific rate of postage or related service has been prepaid. It does not, however, include … Continue reading

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500 Years of Royal Mail Stamp Issue

Royal Mail is commemorating its 500th anniversary in 2016. This makes us one of the oldest and best known organisations in the country.The stamps cover features a stunning ‘Mail Coaches on the Road‘ design and has been produced alongside the … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Luxembourg

The 175th Anniversary of First Postage Stamp The first postage stamp was issued in 1840 in Great Britain and Ireland at the initiative of Rowland Hill as part of a reform of the postal system. Its official use began in … Continue reading

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Guernsey Issued Stamps on 175th Anniversary of The Penny Black

Issue Date: 01.05.2015 Designer: Keith Robinson Printer: Lowe-Martin Process: Offset Lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 70mm deep x 110mm wide Values: £2

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Royal Mail : MS on 175 Years of Penny Black

Royal Mail has issued a miniature sheet of stamps to mark the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black – the world’s first postage stamp on 6 May 2015.  The first Penny Black stamps went on sale on 1 May 1840, but … Continue reading

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175 Year’s of World’s First Postage Stamp Penny Black

The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May 1840, for official use from 6 May of that year and features a profile of the  Queen Victoria.All London … Continue reading

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Malta will Issue Stamps on Penny Black

Malta Post will commemorate tomorrow the 175th Anniversary of the world’s first Postage stamp with the release of a philatelic issue of a miniature sheet bearing three identical stamps illustrating Queen Victoria’s profile. The stamp bears a value of €1.21, … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Gibraltar

Definitives 2015 The 2015 Definitive additional value stamps are a continuation of the 2014 De­finitives. They have been printed using a special easy peel self adhesive paper that ensures ease of peeling and aafixing of the stamps onto envelopes. An … Continue reading

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