How stamps came to be?
In 1837 Sir Rowland Hill developed the postage stamp so that the
post office could tell whether the postage for a piece of mail had
been paid. In 1840 Great Britain issued the world’s first stamp,
the Penny Black.
Canada issued its first stamp - the Three Penny Beaver - in 1851.
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Date created: December 1, 1999Last updated: July 18, 2001