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What are Postal Tax Stamps?

You have your regular stamps and your revenue stamps (stamps used to collect taxes/fees on items), but what happens when you combine them? Postal tax stamps…

The First Christmas Stamps

Those who celebrate Christmas traditionally send Christmas cards, so why shouldn’t there be Christmas stamps, too? It’s a little unclear what country made the first Christmas…

Encased Postage Stamps

During the Civil War, a shortage of supplies forced people to take strange measures. The shortage extended to gold, silver and copper, which people hoarded for…

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