Postage Stamp FAQs:

Q: Is a postage stamp a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a postage stamp sued by the U.S.P.S?

A: Yes, has significantly increased.

Q: Are postage stamps sometimes issued in souvenir sheets or miniature sheets containing one or a small number of stamps?

A: Yes.

Q: Are postage stamps first issued on a specific date?

A: Yes, and often referred to as the First day of issue.

Q: Are postage stamps generally what defines a particular stamp issue to the public and are often a reason why they are saved by collectors or history enthusiasts?

A: Yes.

Q: Were postage stamps issued in the 1840s?

A: Yes, and they followed an almost identical standard in shape, size and general subject matter.

Q: Are postage stamps purchased from a postal administration or other authorized vendor?

A: Yes, and are used to pay for the costs involved in moving mail, as well as other business necessities such as insurance and registration.

Q: Are postage stamps invented in London by Henry Archer?

A: Yes, and an Irish landowner and railroad man from Dublin, Ireland.

Q: Are postage stamps made of materials other than paper, such as embossed foil?

A: Yes, Switzerland made a stamp that contained a bit of lace and one of wood.

Q: Were postage stamps used?

A: Yes, and postmarks were applied to prevent the stamps being used again.