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Celebrate the art and history of stamps on US National Postage Stamp Day

Celebrate the art and history of stamps on US National Postage Stamp Day

July 01, 2024

Every year on July 1st, US National Postage Stamp Day honours a simple invention that revolutionised global communication—the postage stamp. This day is the anniversary of when the first US postage stamp was issued in 1847. This first stamp featured founding fathers Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

For philatelists, stamps are more than just functional; they are miniature gateways to the vast landscapes of history, culture, and technology. Each stamp tells a story: capturing significant events, iconic personalities, and natural wonders, turning every envelope into a canvas of national heritage and artistic expression.

Collectors and enthusiasts revel in the diversity and detail of stamps, celebrating the meticulous art that goes into designing these tiny, yet significant pieces of paper. Stamp collecting, or philately, is not just a hobby but a preservation of history, offering insights into societal changes, technological advancements, and geopolitical shifts through the years.

US National Postage Stamp Day is an opportunity for everyone, from avid philatelists to casual observers, to appreciate the lasting impact of stamps on our world. Our Britain of Stamps print is perfect for stamp-lovers – check it out here.




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