Does Target Sell Stamps?

If you live in the United States, there is an excellent chance that you have shopped at Target. In fact, most Americans have probably heard the joke that “you go to Target for one thing and return home with half the store.” Well, here’s a chance to add one more thing to that list. In… Read More »

Does Kroger Sell Stamps?

One thing we can all agree on- we are busy people. Most of us don’t have time to make a separate trip to the post office (to then stand in line for 20+ minutes) just for a single stamp. Luckily, thanks to Kroger supermarkets, we don’t have to. Next time you’re doing your weekly grocery… Read More »

What is Expedited Shipping?

With the advent of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, most of us have gotten used to the immediate gratification that expedited shipping provides. However, expedited shipping is not always cheap or easy. Depending on the carrier or marketplace you are shipping with, the price and timeframe of your expedited shipment can change drastically. Thankfully, expedited shipping… Read More »

FedEx Saturday Delivery (& Weekend Deliveries)

If you’ve ever shipped packages to your home, you’ve probably also experienced the frustration of missing a delivery. You’ve seen the blue, orange, and white FedEx tag affixed to your front door and released a tired sigh as you read your options for redelivery or pickup. It’s frustrating, especially when your schedule is hectic, and… Read More »

What Are Stamp Perforations?

Stamp perforations are the tiny holes punched between rows and columns of stamps. They make separation much more manageable. Before we had perforations, postal workers would have to cut stamps out by hand, often leading to mistakes. Depending on the severity of the mistake (for example, cutting through the design), some stamps wouldn’t even be… Read More »

History of the US Post Office

In modern-day times it’s easy to take for granted how instantly we can communicate with each other. It’s crazy to think that less than 200 years ago, even telephones didn’t exist. All communication was done either in person or through letters in the mail. People certainly didn’t have the luxury of overnight shipping, either. The… Read More »

Do Stamps Expire?

For over a century and a half, postage stamps have been required to send mail. Before postage stamps were an option, however, postal services operated on a COD (cash on delivery) basis. As you can imagine, this wasn’t a sustainable business strategy. A significant amount of shipments were never paid for, and to cover these… Read More »

Who Invented the Stamp?

British schoolteacher Rowland Hill sought to create a more efficient system for the postal service. He explored a variety of methods starting in 1826, and a year later he released a pamphlet called Post Office reform: Its Importance and Practicability. Within the pamphlet he recommended using a form of prepayment described as, “A bit of… Read More »

27 Different Types of Stamps (Master List)

Stamps have come in all different types, shapes, sizes, colors, and features. Stamp Collectors may specialize in one kind of stamp, or collect stamps from all sorts of categories. Not all stamps are alike, and they serve various purposes. The different types of stamps include: “Regular Issues” Commemorative Airmail Precancels Perfins Official Postage Dues Semi-Postal… Read More »