Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Horse-Drawn Omnibus Service in France

Horse-drawn omnibus service was offered in Paris, France at the encouragement of Blaise Pascal in 1662. 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

First News Service Sent by Telegraph

Agence Havas of Paris, France established a wire news service that sent an item by telegraph in 1845. Continue reading

Postage Stamps with Serrated Edges

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

The First International Direct Dial Service

Beginning March 1, 1970, an International direct-dial service became available from New York City, NY, USA to London, England. 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