Good Life

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.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Video: Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction 03:03

Video: Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

Video: Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's Prediction 03:03

Video: Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's Prediction

Video: Constructing the Nittany Lion Inn gingerbread house 03:10

Video: Constructing the Nittany Lion Inn gingerbread house

Video: State College Christmas light display salutes 'Star Wars' 02:14

Video: State College Christmas light display salutes 'Star Wars'

Meyer Dairy vs. Penn State Creamery 03:23

Meyer Dairy vs. Penn State Creamery

Jerry Sandusky speaks out entering the Centre County Courthouse 01:07

Jerry Sandusky speaks out entering the Centre County Courthouse

Dog Jog 00:38

Dog Jog

Sea, Air, Land Challenge 01:15

Sea, Air, Land Challenge

Forefathers Book Shop owner shares featured attraction 01:40

Forefathers Book Shop owner shares featured attraction

Sea, Air, Land Challenge 00:53

Sea, Air, Land Challenge

Stop Hunger Now 01:16

Stop Hunger Now

Share Video

Entertainment Videos