To note that rix (1987) in his history of chemistry on postage stamps mentions berzelius twice and takes almost two paragraphs to describe berzelius's contribution to chemistry, much more space than was given to his contemporaries this could be taken. In speaking about postage stamps one should not forget that behind these small, multi-colored pieces of paper stands the long and adventurous history of the postal system. Postage stamps and postal history of china the large dragons, china's first postage stamps, 1878, of the chinese: 郵政局 pinyin: yóuzhèngjú post office the history of the postage stamps and postal history of china is complicated by the gradual decay of imperial china and the years of civil war and japanese occupation in the 1930s and 1940s. Stamps and collectors - a little history the birth of the postage stamp dates back to may 6, 1840, when britain issued its first stamp, the penny black.
All these stamps were kindly supplied by a medical philatelist in new york, dr robert greenwald, whom we invited to contribute the essay that appears below on the history of postage stamps and medical philately. The inverted jenny (also known as an upside down jenny or jenny invert) is a united states postage stamp first issued on may 10 1918 in which the image of th. Postage stamps and postal history of the united states jump to an essay for a 6-cent franklin double-weight stamp was converted into a drop-letter value along. For basutoland we offer stamps and specimens of kgv, kgvi and qeii plus postage dues, revenues, postmarks, postal stationery there is a brief history of basutoland and a good range of postal history which includes early covers, items posted during the boer war and pow mail to camps in ceylon.
Along came with the efficiency of the postal service the use of postage stamps these little stamps carry a great pact of in-squaring in their rather small borders pictorial messages of an abundant stamps and their significance in history . The postal service is a not-for-profit, self-supporting agency that covers its expenses through postage (stamp use in the united states started in 1847) and related products. Stamps of greece: the first olympic stamps (1896) what cards or postal history can be found with these issues i don't want to be critical, rather encourage you. The history of the postage stamps of the united states by john k tiffany 1886, 278 pages, three cent 1851 essays for postage stamps by roy weber,. Some of the most coveted united states postage stamps are the rough provisional stamps used by early postmasters before the stamp act from 1845 to 1846 was mandated.
Our history the united states specialist a souvenir card cut-out as a genuine die essay of one of the stamps from the famous americans series this article. First semi-postal stamps issue of the philippines to promote food production and conservation, with surtax donated to the red cross society 1942, december 8. The history of philately the spanish royal academy defines philately (which comes from the greek words philos, meaning friend, and ateleia, meaning deliverance) as the art dealing with the knowledge of stamps and principally with postage stamps. Postal history corner provides detailed information regarding canadian postal rates from the 1800s to the present day as well as a wide-range of articles dealing with canadian stamps and postal history.
The postage for the mailed item was prepaid by the use of a hand- stamp to frank the mailed item, confirming payment of postage shapes and materials in addition to the most common rectangular shape, stamps have been printed in geometric (circular, triangular and pentagonal) and irregular shapes. Concerning the stamps of paraguay (1869) but whilst we may condemn such fabrications as stamps, we must not couple the essays with them org/wiki/postage. The smithsonian's national postal museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately the first us postage stamp honoring benjamin franklin, patriot and postmaster.
These two united states postage stamps became valid for use on july 1, 1847 the cover (below) was postmarked the next day the essay vignettes of franklin and washington were printed from existing engravings by asher b durand the frames were drawn in pencil and ink on cardboard, then a light wash. Italy - 1863 re essays superb selection of essays for the 1863 issue by giuseppe re of turin with the head of veii in relief in a square background 15c in yellow, blue and carmine rose (diena certs), with head in relief and corner ornaments inscribed posta italiana, franco bollo in lilac and ultramarine, telegraph stamps in lilac and black, newspaper stamp in black, postage dues in rose. A brief history of how postage stamps came to be, along with an introduction to stamp collecting once described as the world's greatest hobby, stamp collecting flourished until the rise of technology in the 1980s. Essays are often obviously not postage stamps because they lack part of the design or part of the production process that postage stamps have the striking red and black 75-centesimo eritrean imperforate essay, shown in figure 4, is one of three african portrait die essays on card stock submitted but not adopted for the colony by the italian.
Postage stamps and postal history of the united states's wiki: the history of postal service of the united states began with the delivery of stampless letters, whose cost was borne by the receiving person, later also encompassed pre-paid letters carried by private mail carriers and provisional post offices, and culmi. United states postal history, 19th century essays, proofs and stamps $1500 ras, sale no 616, apr 12-13, 1983, 1064 lots, illustrated throughout, features essays and proofs of the 1861 and 1869 issues, includes prices realized. Full text of the line-engraved postage stamps of great britain printed by perkins, bacon & co a history of their production during the forty years, 1840-1880 see other formats.