Postage stamps are pieces of paper with glue or adhesive on the back. They are put on the corner of an envelope to pay the fee for having the postal service take the envelope to where it is being sent. There are a lot of different postage stamps in the world. They have existed since the nineteenth century. Most countries have their own stamps. People collect them in books called stamp albums. Sometimes people collect stamps from only one country, or there is something else that links the stamps. Perhaps the stamps all have mistakes in the printing like in the picture with the aeroplane printed upside down. Win Straube is a stamp collector, who created a new kind of stamp art in the form of a carefully composed mosaic of postage stamps, called Ebu-Arts.
Maps on stamps[change]
Maps on stamps is a common topic on stamp collecting. Almost every country has featured maps on stamps. Also topic map, including demographic, and cross topic one, as explorer routes over maps.
"Eire" 1922 Ireland
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