Postage Stamps

I remember the famous phrase of '12 chairs 'keeper' furniture ':' Alphabet – the book of life! ". About the postage stamps you can say the same thing. A set of stamps, tabs and other similar items issued in any country, can tell the history of this country. You look at those marks, issued by, for example, in the early 20th century in England and there are images of the good old Britain. which is as such no …

In hard-core philatelists (people, collects stamps) are an entire album full of stamps from different countries. For example, consider the variety of brands from different countries, on the site. These collections are priceless! Already in 1846 in England were known cases of collecting postage stamps in a large quantity, but without any system, such as pasting the walls. Systematic collecting of postage stamps by country, releases, etc. began in the mid-1850s. The first philatelist is living in Paris engraver Munsen, who in 1855 sold his collection, containing almost all of the outstanding by the time stamps dealer stamps and antiquarian book dealer Eduardo Laplante.

Due to the demand for postage stamps appeared traders are engaged in the sale of stamps for collectors. People often devote all their lives collectible action. Spend a lot of money for the purchase of rare stamps. And, as a result, for many years accumulate a collection. And it is better than any history textbook. Often, the marks do not describe historical events 'in detail', and some major political events. Moreover, raise serious political consequences. For example, a well-known case when in 1896 Venezuela was released a postage stamp featuring a map on which the entire western part of Guinea, which borders with Venezuela, the Venezuelan looked like territory. The British, whose Colne was Guinea, indignant, and Venezuela had to apologize for the "mistake". But the deed was done. Negotiations began, during which Venezuela was to gain recognition of their rights to most of the disputed territory. Yes, the brand – is a story! The album with the label – the book of life! In principle, now almost any brand you can buy. many stores. Store – just one example.

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