Genesis Of Stamps

Genesis Of Stamps - Part 1
From earliest times the peoples of the world have sought means of communicating with each other. These efforts may be traced to the very mists of antiquity, and before any means of written thoughts...
Genesis Of Stamps - Part 2
Later the merchants of the Hanse towns along the Baltic coast set up their Hanseatic League and employed a postal service for their own convenience and occasionally, as a favor perhaps, a message...
Genesis Of Stamps - Part 3
England's postal system was more or less well established along designated postal roads throughout the kingdom. Overseas mail was carried at the sufferance of ship owners and masters. In our own...
Genesis Of Stamps - Part 4
The world's first postage stamp, Great Britain's famous "Penny Black," did present somewhat of an innovation in that it was gummed on the back. This caused considerable public comment at...
Republic
This, then, is the genesis of the postal systems as we know them today. We have telescoped the centuries and, perhaps, have not paid too strict attention to the actual chronological order of the...
The First Ten Years
Following the appearance of the world's first postage stamp on May 6, 1840, the next ten years saw the postage stamp idea spread throughout the world. Stamp and stamped envelope issuing countries...
Origin Of Use Of Postage Stamps In The United States
Strangely enough the use of postage stamps in the United States was not inaugurated by the Government but, instead, by a private carrier, one Alexander M. Greig of New York City. Greig established...