WORLD'S FIRST STAMP
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What was the world's first stamp?
Before the creation of postage
stamps letter were delivered and the receiver had to pay the postage dependent
on distance and the number of papers in the letter. This posed a problem that
many letters were not accepted and thus not paid.
In 1837 Britain's Postmaster General, Sir Rowland Hill,
proposed a pre-paid delivery system and the proof of payment was a stamp.
Sir Rowland Hill's system was eventually accepted and
on May 06 1840 the world's first stamp went on sale, the Penny Black.
In all close to 70 million of these stamps were issued
and one can be bought for about $100.00 USD.
The Penny Black
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