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The United States postage stamp has a rich and fascinating history, which dates back to the mid-19th century. In 1847, the first postage stamps were issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS). These stamps, which featured the portraits of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, were used to prepay postage on letters and packages. Initially, the use of postage stamps was met with some resistance. Many people were used to the old system, which required the recipient of a letter to pay for its delivery. However, as the postal system expanded and became more efficient, the use of postage stamps became more widespread. Over the years, the design of the postage stamp has evolved. In the early days, most stamps featured the portraits of famous Americans. Later, stamps began to feature images of historic events, landmarks, and natural wonders. Today, the USPS issues a wide variety of stamps, including commemorative stamps that celebrate important people, events, and cultural icons.

One of the most famous stamps in American history is the “Inverted Jenny,” which was issued in 1918. This stamp featured a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 airplane, which had been printed upside down. Only 100 of these stamps were ever produced, and today they are highly sought after by collectors. Another interesting development in the history of the postage stamp was the introduction of the “Forever” stamp in 2007. These stamps, which have no denomination printed on them, can be used to mail a letter regardless of the current postage rate. This has made it easier for people to buy stamps in advance and avoid the hassle of having to add additional postage when rates change.

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