France Developed Prepaid Envelopes

During King Louis XIV of France’s reign the prepaid envelope was developed by M. de Valfyer Continue reading

John Jeffries

John Jeffries (5 February 1745 – 16 September 1819) was a Boston physician, scientist, and a military surgeon with the British Army in Nova Scotia and New York during the American Revolution. Continue reading

William Franklin Sends First Airmail Letter

William Franklin,sent the first airmail letter to his father, Benjamin Franklin on January 7, 1785 while stationed in Europe at the Continental Congress. Continue reading

Postage Meter Manufactured in Norway

Karl Uchermann of Oslo, Norway invented the postage meter, which were adopted by the Norwegian Postal Service in 1903. Continue reading

Military Airmail Route Operated by Italian Army

The Italian Army operated the international airmail route between Brindisi, Italy to Valona, Albania from May to June 1917. Continue reading

First Biplane Airmail Flight

A Humber-Sommer biplane piloted by Henri Becquet flew over 6,000 pieces of mail from Allahabad to Naini Junction, India on February 18, 1911 or a distance of 5 miles (8 kilometres). Continue reading

Postage Stamps with Serrated Edges

Postage stamps with serrated edges were first issued in Britain in 1854. Continue reading

Handbook for stamp collectors

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a Belgian dealer and the first professional stamp dealer, published a handbook for stamp collectors called De la Falsification des Timbres-Poste, published in 1863. Continue reading

Stamp catalogs or lists for stamp collectors

Oscar Berger-Levrault and Alfred Potiquet, both French philatelists, issued in 1861 stamp catalogs also called lists for stamp collectors. Continue reading

First stamp dealer of record

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a bookseller of Brussels, Belgium, is the first stamp dealer of record, when began his philately business circa 1855. Continue reading