When were stamps first used?

It was in the sixteenth century that government began to have regular postal services. They had three chief reasons for doing this. One was to enable them to inspect suspicious correspondence, the second was to produce revenue, and the third was to provide a service for the public. Henry VIII had a government postal service in England. In 1609, no one was allowed to carry letters except messengers authorized by the government. The whole system was finally changed in 1840. Stamps were introduced, and rates made uniform for all distances within the country, varying only according to the weight of the piece of mail. All other countries were to model their postal systems on that of Great Britain.

Fact File:

Postbox is an example used in Great Britain. People post their mail in this box which will then be collected and sorted by the post Office.


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