There is nothing more romantic and nothing more heartfelt than writing a letter, to someone you love or to send out a message of joy and hope. Traveling around the world and sending letters with stamps that reflect the places you’ve visited, telling the person you write the letter to, the amazing time you’ve had and you are probably still having on that exciting place you are getting to know and of course having the beautiful detail of letting that special someone know how much you miss them and how much you are thinking about them while you are away from their side.
Today at Shirts House we take the time to commemorate the importance of postal stamps, the importance of writing letters throughout the years even with all of the technology that now surrounds us, that has left the delicacy of pen and paper aside. We have created some very special t-shirt designs for you, with amazing postal stamp designs, for you to wear on your shirts and show of the places you’ve gone through and also remember the old times, with beautiful vintage stamps.
A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage. Typically, stamps are printed on special custom-made paper, show a national designation and a denomination (value) on the front, and have an adhesive gum on the back or are self-adhesive. Postage stamps are purchased from a postal administration (post office) or other authorized vendor, and are used to pay for the costs involved in moving mail, as well as other business necessities such as insurance and registration. They are sometimes a source of net profit to the issuing agency, especially when sold to collectors who will not actually use them for postage.
Stamps are usually rectangular, but triangles or other shapes are occasionally used. The stamp is affixed to an envelope or other postal cover (e.g., packet, box, mailing cylinder) the customer wishes to send. The item is then processed by the postal system, where a postmark, sometimes known as a cancellation mark, is usually applied in overlapping manner to stamp and cover. This procedure marks the stamp as used to prevent its reuse. In modern usage, postmarks generally indicate the date and point of origin of the mailing. The mailed item is then delivered to the address the customer has applied to the envelope or parcel.
When the first postage stamps were issued in the 1840s, they followed an almost identical standard in shape, size and general subject matter. They were rectangular in shape. They bore the images of Queens, Presidents and other political figures. They also depicted the denomination of the postage-paid, and with the exception of the United Kingdom,depicted the name of the country from which issued.Nearly all early postage stamps depict images of national leaders only. Soon after the introduction of the postage stamp, other subjects and designs began to appear. Some designs were welcome, others widely criticized. For example, in 1869, the U.S. Post Office broke tradition of depicting presidents or other famous historical figures, instead using other subjects including a train, and horse. (See: 1869 Pictorial Issue.)
Over the years, stamps have varied and gone through billions of designs. President faces, animal designs, country images, cars, coins, almost everything has been part of the postal stamp designs. I still remember the last beautiful stamp that I used to send a little letter to my family. It was a big moon, with wooden letters and I just loved it. How about the last stamp you used? do you still remember it’s design?
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