STAMPS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH

Postage stamps are more than just currency denominated pieces of paper pasted on letters, envelopes and parcels, showing that transportation charges have been paid.

What is a postage stamp? It is a small adhesive piece of paper of specified value issued by a national Post Office to be affixed to a letter or parcel to indicate the amount of postage paid.

A schoolmaster from England, Sir Rowland Hill invented the adhesive postage stamp in 1837, an act for which he was knighted. Through his efforts, the first stamp in the world was issued in England in 1840. Roland Hill also created the first uniform postage rates that were based on weight rather than size.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II

Below is a sampling of part of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II stamp collection from over 50 years ago. FOR SALE.

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