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The essence of collecting stamps is to put the puzzle pieces together. Stamps are more than tiny pieces of paper issued by post offices. They are telling stories about the history and culture of the world's different places. This extensive stamp collection entails german postage stamps, vintage U.S stamps, Chinese stamps, ration stamps, and rare high-quality stamps and collectibles from all countries. Before the appearance of postage stamps, it was difficult to send a message. In an era that the telegraph was still in its early days and the telephone was not yet invented, there was a strong need to improve communication for the sharing of ideas. It was a common practice for people to pay the letters after delivery and not in advance, making it hard to collect money from receivers who refused the mail. That’s when the idea of charging paid-postage stamps was born and soon adopted by many countries throughout the world. The first postage stamp, featuring an image of Queen Victoria, known as the Penny Black, was issued in 1840 in England. By 1850 there were almost 20 locations around the world that were issuing stamps and that's when the enthusiasm behind stamp collecting began.