To learn in history you must start at the beging and Stamps begins mostly on May 1st 1840 in the United Kingdom. Most people heard of Reformers like Horance Mann and Harriet Taylor but the Post office also had a reformer who was named Sir Rowland Hill. He created the First Postage Stamp, The Penny Black. Hill had a two year contarct with the British Government to see if this Idea would work, well it did. The Stamp, Penny Black was mainly all black and bears Queen Victoria. It also costed one penny and on the top of the stamp it has the word Postage on it. After a year this was so succesful reform they created one single stamp called the Penny Red which was a issued in 1841 and stoped being issued in 1879. It changed from Black to red beacuse of the Cancleation was hard to see.
Now it’s time for the Daily Quote- “What should I do? I think the best thing is to order a stamp with my face on it.” – Charles, Emperor of Austria 1882-1922 on learning of his accession to the throne.