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  1. 1.  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.  Stamps are printed on special custom-made paper, show a national designation and a denomination (value) on the front, and have a gum adhesive on the back.  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.
  2. 2.  Postage stamps have facilitated the delivery of mail since the 1840s.  Before then, ink and hand-stamps (hence the word 'stamp'), usually made from wood or cork, were often used to frank the mail and confirm the payment of postage.  The first adhesive postage stamp, commonly referred to as the Penny Black, was issued in the United Kingdom in 1840.  Although a number of people laid claim to the concept of the postage stamp, it is well documented stamps were first introduced in the United Kingdom on 1 May 1840 as a part of postal reforms promoted by Sir Rowland Hill.
  3. 3.  Postage stamps are sometimes issued in souvenir sheets or miniature sheets containing one or a small number of stamps. Souvenir sheets typically include additional artwork or information printed on the selvage, the border surrounding the stamps. Sometimes the stamps make up a greater picture. Some countries, and some issues, are produced as individual stamps as well as sheets.
  4. 4.  The main components of a stamp:  1.Image 2. Perforation 3. Denomination 4. Country name
  5. 5. Name: S.Priya School: Shree Baldevadas Kikani Vidyamandir Hr. Sec. School Teacher: Parimala Devi E-Mail ID:priyasudhakar97@gmail.com

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