Day 3 – In 1964, four different traditional stamp designs were issued in a pane of 100 stamps. This is the first year more than one design was issued. The red, green and black stamps are among my favorite holiday stamps, with the clearly engraved images and distinct holiday colors….. 1964 – Holly, Mistletoe, Poinsettia and a Sprig of Conifer... Happy Holidays from World Stamp Show-NY2016
Why I collect stamps reason #6: Fascinating people are depicted on stamps, such as Queen Salote of Tonga, who became queen when she was just 18 years old and led her country and her people with dignity and honor.
In 1847, the United States issued its first postage stamps. The 5¢ stamp commemorated Benjamin Franklin (first Postmaster General) and the 10¢ stamp George Washington (first U.S. President). The images were engraved and printed from steel plates.