National US Postage Stamp Day:
Celebrated on July 1st, every year. The Day is to commemorate the existence of Postage Stamps that is used for sending letters and post and to appreciate the extraordinary works of all the Philatelists.
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Why US Postage Stamp Day?
The Day is to commemorate the existence of Postage Stamps that is used for sending letters and post and to appreciate the extraordinary works of all the Philatelists.
Previously, people use to send letters without stamps and the charges would be collected from the recipient. Postage stamp system was introduced to represent the delivery Charges. Sender has to purchase and paste the postage stamp in the letter so that the recipient need not to from the recipients. Despite the first stamp system was introduced in the year 1847, It was not mandatory to paste the stamps and the charges would be collected from the recipients. However, in the year 1858, the postage stamp was proclaimed as mandatory while sending letters.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National US Postage Stamp Day:
Celebrate this by exploring and posting about the unknown and popular facts of Stamps using this hashtag #U.SPostalStampDay. Mark your presence in the exhibitions conducted by any Philatelic organization. Just approach any philatelist and explore more about the postage stamps and history. Share the same on the social media.
And Dear Philatelist,
Please post your collections using this hash tag #MyStampCollection and make this day even more splendid.
Interesting Facts About US Postage Stamp Day:
- The first stamps were the 5 cent valued red-brown stamp in which it was depicted with the image of Benjamin Franklin, the then Postmaster General and 10 cent valued black stamp depicted with the image of George Washington, the first president of the United States.
- Philately is the common term used to denote the study of Postal stamps, Postal Identification, Postal Production and Procedure and the respective Histories. A specialist in the field is represented as Philatelist. Surprisingly, Stamp Collection is also called as “timbrophily”, “timbrology”, timbromania” in the past. However, the alternative terms were disliked by the Philatelists and as of now, the term “Philately” only is in practice.
- American Philatelic society is the largest Non-profit foundation of Philately located in the United States. It mainly focuses on Philately and stamp Identification and collection along with Philatelic Publications and other related services.29706 are enrolled as members that includes stamp dealers ,stamp clubs ,societies and individuals as claimed by the American Philatelic society as of 2017 end. It consisted of 33 employees and serving worldwide. Further, the American Philatelic society honors the contribution of deceased Philatelists by awarding Philatelic Society Hall of Fame. Moreover, tuff Award is awarded for the living Philatelists for their invincible contribution.
- Benjamin Franklin was appointed as the first postmaster General in the year 1775 and there by post office was established. The Position “Postmaster General” was included in the Cabinet Ministry in the year 1829.Postage stamp is embedded in American History during the civil war times where letters are used for Communication specialty by the prisoners.
- Inverted Jenny, is one of the most valuable U.S postage Stamps now. It becomes famous due to wrong depiction of the image of Curtiss JN-4.1t was printed inversely and the mistake was not recognized at that time of selling by the postal clerk since he had not seen any airplane. He sold nearly more than 100 erroneous stamps and almost all were claimed to be recollected and shredded. However, one such stamp was sold for 135 million dollars at auction in the year 2016 in New York City.
History of US Postage Stamp Day:
The Creator and origin of this day is uncertain.