Happy July 1st !!
The Summer is truly here with temperatures in the 90″s. Hope you having a great Summer – we are busy getting our Son ready for his first year of college.
Did You know that July 1st is National Postal Worker Day ?
National Postal Worker Day is observed annually on July 1st. This is a day to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently deliver all of our mail and packages. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week.
It;s also National US Postage Stamp Day :
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day recognizes the ease and simplicity with which we can send and receive mail. A stamp represents payment for the delivery of a letter or a package.
A stamp represents payment for the delivery of a letter or a package. The first postage stamp in the United States was issued on July 1, 1847. At that time, stamps were not required. A letter could be mailed without a stamp and delivery paid for by the recipient. In 1855, the postage stamp became mandatory.
Philately is the study of stamps and postal history. Stamps often have a fascinating history. Everything from the inspiration and the artist to the postal rate in a given year affects the value of a stamp. Collectors look at quality and rarity as well. When we consider how few letters are mailed in this technological era, modern stamps may be the most collectible stamp of the future.
Design Your Own :