Why Do I Need A Stamp
A postage stamp is comparable to a receipt – It is proof that the letter or package you are sending has been paid for. While stamps show a national designation and often a cool looking image there is a lot of fraud detection and verification that the stamp is genuine hidden on the little piece of paper. A stamp in essence facilitates the movement of mail from one place to another. Without a stamp system sending a letter or package across the country or world would be a far more complex job than what it is today.
The simplicity and ease of use of postage stamps actually dates back to the mid-18th century. It is such an efficient system that very little has changed over the last 200 years.
Sending mail for a normal person is writing a letter, jotting down an address, sticking on a stamp and sending it away. Not many people realize how complex the national mailing system has to be to allow anyone to send a letter to anywhere else in the country and have it arrive in only a few days with near 100% accuracy.
The US Postal system encompasses trains, planes, boats, cars and trucks as well as dealing with regular mail, express mail, overnight mail and a number of other options that make the system incredibly complex. Individual postage stamps with different meanings help computers separate, categorize and send mail and packages with incredible efficiency and speed. Getting the right mail to the right people at the right time.
Over the last few hundred years the hobby of stamp collecting has grown in popularity throughout the United States. The advent of the internet, emails, txt messages and other forms of communication has drastically reduced the amount of letters being sent from individual to individual but this has actually increased the number of people who consider themselves stamp collectors throughout the US. If you are a stamp collector yourself or would like to try and it out check out the individualized state stamps that can be found throughout this site.