While almost everything that would have possibly needed a postage stamp a few decades ago, has been replaced by technologized means. Today we have emails instead of letters, banks and online platforms to order and pay things, courier companies that bring your package to your door. But in this post modern world, small things like postage stamps remind us what times used to be years ago. And we treasure them as part of our culture and traditions.
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. – William Butler Yeats
Did you know that a person who collects stamps is called a ‘philatelist’? The first pre-paid postage stamp was issued in 1840. Since then, people all over the world have collected stamps, even presidents, royalty, and heads of state. They say that the largest collection of stamps is held by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The main purpose of a stamp is to prove the payment of postage. Every country or region in the world has its own stamp design and specifications. Usually, stamps have some graphic design on them so that their location is easily recognizable. From textures to flat design, stamps are a great canvas for illustration work.
Designers worldwide use stamp to celebrate famous landmarks, destinations, sports, holidays, and put their own spin into the design. In this showcase, we have picked 40 creative postage stamps for your very own collection:
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