By Gerard Cheshire
From the early days of sending messages engraved on clay drugs, to the creation of paper from Asia environment the rage for the following numerous hundred years, humans were sending mail considering that time immemorial.
Gerard Cheshire takes us in the course of the attention-grabbing evolution of the postage procedure and its linked historical past, paying designated recognition to the improvement and refinement of stamps, from their wax-seal precursors via to the well known Penny Black and beyond.
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