The humble stamp is under threat from the unstoppable march of technological progress and the proliferation of postage companies.
If we are to lose the stamp as we currently know it, I for one will mourn its loss.
I'm no philatelist - although I did once own a child's stamp book and dreamed of making my fortune by finding a Penny Black - but there is something solidly reassuring about the humble postage stamp.
Every time we place a stamp onto an envelope, we are recreating a process that has been in use for more than 160 years.
We, just like our Victorian ancestors, entrust our valuable letters and packages to the postal service in return for a …
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Publication information: Article title: Postage Stamps. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: October 9, 2006. Page number: 27. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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