Happy National US Postage Stamp Day!
Every year, on July 1st, a special day arrives to celebrate the small pieces of adhesive paper that have connected people across vast distances for generations: National US Postage Stamp Day!
From the earliest days of human civilization, the need to send messages over long distances has sparked ingenuity and creativity. However, it was not until the advent of the postal system that communication truly became accessible and efficient. In the United States, the first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued in 1840, revolutionising the way mail was handled and paid for.
Stamps are more than just paper, they are miniature works of art that encapsulate the essence of a nation's history, culture, and achievements. Over the years, US stamps have showcased a wide range of subjects, from iconic figures and events to natural wonders and artistic masterpieces.
Philately has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of enthusiasts worldwide. Stamp collectors dedicate their time and resources to curating collections that reflect their interests and passions. Stamp clubs, exhibitions, and online communities provide spaces for collectors to connect, trade, and share their love for these tiny treasures.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate National US Stamp Day across the pond in the UK, why not check out our Britain of Stamps print by Rob Halifax