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August 23, 2014 12:00 AM

Art & Antiques | Stamp collectors’ bounty a window into the past

The process of stamp collecting is almost as old as the stamp itself. There have been documented cases of meetings of stamp collectors taking place as early as 1841, and advertisements placed by like-minded individuals who enjoyed stamp collecting in the mid-1800s. The first government-issued stamp was introduced in 1840 in Great Britain. Sir Rowland Hill, the post master general at the time, designed the first stamp and changed the way we collect those little pieces of valuable paper.

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