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  Postage stamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The adhesive postage stamp and the uniform postage rate were devised in Great Britain by James Chalmers around 1834.
postage due - a stamp applied showing that the full amount of required postage has not been paid, and indicating the amount of shortage and penalties the recipient will have to pay.
Postage stamps are sometimes issued in souvenir sheets containing just one or a small number of stamps.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Postage_stamp   (1872 words)

 Postage stamp - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 2002 the United States Postal Service licensed Stamps.com to issue NetStamps, postage that can be printed up on special labels and, unlike previous postage the USPS licensed individuals to print up on their computers, these stamps can be used on any date, not just the date one prints them up.
Designs for surrealist postage stamps appeared in the 1976 World Surrealist Exhibition catalogue, and Clifford Harper has even designed "anarchist postage stamps".
In addition the amount of ink used on the paper was the same as was used to produce the actual postage stamps, thus they could test the machines with, (as near as possible), the stamps that would be used in general use.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /postage_stamp.htm   (1969 words)

 Postage due stamps kept postmasters honest
Postage due stamps required that the postmaster balance the books between the value of postage due stamps used and the amount of funds collected.
Postage due stamp numbers are prefixed with the letter "J" in the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue and other Scott catalogs.
Because postage due stamps are intended as an internal accounting tool, many of them, such as the first one from France, do not show the name of the issuing country.
www.linns.com /howto/refresher/stamplessletters_20030512/refreshercourse.asp   (1500 words)

 FP Mailing Solutions - Postage Meters FAQs
A postage meter is a mailing system that prints postage directly on the envelope (or on an adhesive tape) for any type of mail -- first, second, third, or fourth class; air mail, registered mail, special delivery, or other special services.
Unused indicia or postage printed with your meter may be considered for refund only if they are complete, legible and submitted within 60 days of the date in the meter stamp.
Postage meters come with postal scales which are often integrated into the postage meter itself.
www.fpusa.net /postagemeters.cfm   (1696 words)

 ipedia.com: Postage stamps and postal history of Russia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The postage stamp idea had already swept much of the world when, in September 1856, the Russian authorities decided to follow suit.
A 5k stamp for local postage was introduced in 1863, and in the following year a new common design, with the arms in an oval, was introduced for 1k, 3k, and 5k values.
Stamps with portraits of a worker, peasant] and soldier also appeared this year; variations on these portrait designs would continue to be issued throughout the 1920s.
www.ipedia.com /postage_stamps_and_postal_history_of_russia.html   (1073 words)

 Dakshina Kannada Philatelic Association - The first postage stamp Penny Black
Until Rowland Hill introduced his reform the postage on a letter was usually paid by the person who received it, not by the person who posted it.The postman had the task of collecting the postage when he delivered the mail.
First reform was the introduction of uniform Penny Postage on 5th December 1839, which was reduced to one Penny on 9th January 1840.
The Penny Black, the first ever adhesive postage stamp was issued on 1st May 1840 though it became valid for postage on 6th may 1840.
www.geocities.com /dakshina_kan_pa/art11/penny.htm   (1022 words)

 U.S. Postage Stamps of 1912
The 13¢ stamp was discontinued, since its primary purpose was to pay the postage and registry fee on foreign mailings, and when this was increased to 15¢, the thirteen cent stamp became obsolete.
The Parcel Postage stamps were still valid for postage on ordinary mail, as well as for parcels.
The Parcel Post Postage Due Stamps were just what their name implies, they paid the makeup fee for underpaid parcels, just as the normal postage due stamp paid the fee for underpaid correspondence.
www.1847usa.com /identify/YearSets/1912.htm   (1379 words)

 US Postage Rates
Postage Stamps were not issued by the United States government until 1847.
Using postage stamps on letters did not become mandatory until after 1855.
Until 1847, postage was charged by the number of sheets or enclosures as well as the distance to be traveled.
users.westelcom.com /gestus/phrates.htm   (467 words)

 First-Class Postage Meters
Since postage meters are much like a local version of the U.S. mint--issuing stamps instead of dollars (the government wants to minimize opportunities for fraud.
Most postage meters can be refilled through a phone hookup with the vendor, eliminating the need to dash to the post office when you run out of stamps or don't have the right combination for a bulky package.
This meter also lets you track how the postage is being spent, with up to 25 chargeback accounts available, and it includes a catch tray that keeps metered mail in a neat stack.
www.businessweek.com /smallbiz/news/columns/98-25/e3583066.htm   (1206 words)

 Postage Paid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Neopost's Simply Packages has a suite of electronic postage options in the works, but its flagship product, the PROmail peripheral, is a great option for anyone needing postage on the road or without a printer.
Not only does the device download postage from your pay account, but it also serves as a scale and prints the right amount of postage onto a sticky label for you to affix.
Fees are $15 a month for unlimited postage, plus the cost of additional postage labels (about $18 for four rolls of 100) for the machine.
www.entrepreneur.com /Magazines/MA_SegArticle/0,1539,284532----1-,00.html   (707 words)

 Postage Stamps
Postage stamps that depict libraries or librarians are a significant component of postal librariana.
Collecting postage stamps related to a topic or a theme is an increasingly popular approach to philately or stamp collecting.
The earliest discussion of libraries and librarians on postage stamps was an article by John Boynton Kaiser on "Librarianship and Philately" in Library Journal in July, 1955.
my.execpc.com /~nixlt/bibliophilately.htm   (595 words)

 Stamps vs Spam - Postage as a method to eliminate Unsolicited Commercial Email
But there again, the fact that mailing-list robots would pay postage in their subscription confirmation message (by returning postage from the user, in case of monetary payment) may be a good trigger for the MUA to propose the mailing-list for addition in the user's whitelist rather than in the user's fllist.
As far as postage is concerned, this implies that it is a bad idea to attach stamps of too small a value — which would also be a bad idea in that it wouldn't deter spam as much.
Postage in human time or in computer time may also work if the retro-moderators are responsive enough to cancel messages before they reach enough public to make it attractive to spammers.
fare.tunes.org /articles/stamps_vs_spam.html   (8335 words)

 Canada Post - Collecting - Picture Postage
This means a single Picture Postage stamp gets your letter (up to 30 grams) delivered anywhere in Canada, no matter what the current domestic postage rate may be.
While every endeavour will be made to ensure that the Picture Postage™ will be produced and sent to you within 15 business days of receipt of your order, delivery delays may be experienced.
If you wish to use the Picture Postage™ for a special occasion, please ensure that your order is placed to allow ample time for delivery prior to your special occasion.
www.canadapost.ca /personal/collecting/default-e.asp?stamp=postage   (768 words)

 263.3 - Metered Mail, Postage Stamps, and Small Package Courier Service Payment Procedures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The postage custodians are responsible for the accountability and security of the postage set on the meters, postage stamps, and equipment.
Postage Custodian: An employee designated by the unit supervisor to be responsible for the custody, security, and accountability of the postage meter(s) and the related postage which is set on the meters.
The use of postage stamps is authorized for unique or emergency needs and for those locations whose operation is so small that a postage meter is unjustified.
www.afm.ars.usda.gov /ppweb/263-03.HTM   (1962 words)

 USPS - A Guide to Mailing for Businesses and Organizations - Discount Mailing Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Postage is paid from an account you set up at the post office where you enter your mail.
Postage statements are forms you use to describe your mailing and compute your postage.
By signing the postage statement, she certifies that the mail meets the eligibility and addressing standards for the rate claimed.
pe.usps.gov /text/dmm200/discount.htm   (6127 words)

 The Knot - Invitations: About Postage
Self-adhesive stamps are only part of the postage situation.
Stamps.com has a software program that allows you to print postage either directly onto the envelopes or onto labels that you peel and apply.
Weigh one, buy the appropriate amount of postage, and start sticking on the stamps right then and there.
theknot.com /ch_article.html?Object=A00323151212&keywordID=152&keywordType=2&parentID=527   (707 words)

 Halfbakery: vanity postage stamps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The center image is not officially part of the stamp and is left blank in the stamps printed by the post office.
Legally, this wouldn't be very different from the existing "digital postage" concept; it's the formal resemblance to traditional postage stamps that makes it attractive to the buyers.
The rule gave rise to a mini-crisis at the office of the Postmaster General re how to depict the 9/11 disaster on a postage stamp which could not include images of firefighters, rescuers, et al.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/vanity_20postage_20stamps   (647 words)

 Mail Services - The George Washington University
Postage insurance may be purchased to cover articles valued up to $25,000.00.
Postage due mail is handled and accepted by GW Mail Services for all University departments and bona fide student and faculty organizations.
When doing a large mailing (over 200 pieces), ensure your mailing list is current; otherwise postage has been paid for undeliverable mail and a postage fee has been paid for returned mail.
www.gwu.edu /~ais/Mail.htm   (4499 words)

 Beginners B&P Instructions for Trading Free Live Music on CD
Postal regulations require that metered postage be used on the date issued, and only for traffic from the originating city.
Metered Postage is the strip of white adhesive paper that has the post office name, date and amount of postage on it.
Be aware that your local postage can not be used to return the package to you from another country.
www.mcnichol.com /bnp   (3091 words)

 Before you rush off to the post office to drop off your tax form, check out these tips to make sure your return gets to ...
Insufficient postage will at a minimum delay your return and it could result in the return being shipped right back to you.
Avoid late penalties by weighing your return at one of your post office's self-service scales and making sure you have the correct postage.
Be sure to bring some cash to plug into the post office's automated stamp dispensers in case you need extra postage.
www.bankrate.com /brm/itax/Edit/tax_season/stories/041700a.asp   (982 words)

 Major ISPs Ponder 'Postage' To Stem Spam
Under Goodmail's model, bulk e-mail senders pay outright for "postage" that guarantees their e-mail will be delivered to participating ISPs, who are paid for accepting the mail.
The cost of blocking such legitimate e-mail is expected to soar to $419 million in 2008 from $230 million in 2003, according to Jupiter Research, which shares a parent company with this publication.
Momentum in the industry seems to be shifting away from a simple spam-filtering approach, and moving toward ideas for wholesale overhauls of the e-mail infrastructure -- including changing the economic model that makes spamming a lucrative business.
www.clickz.com /news/article.php/3307601   (1227 words)

 BLINK Postage Savings Calculator
All letters that are not metered must bear a Postage Paid imprint.
A postage meter may be used as a payment method for the PreSort Letters Service.
It should be noted that small letters that are barcoded and postage paid by an approved postage meter attract a charge of 43 cents per letter and there is no minimum lodgement requirement.
www.printsoftblink.com /blink/savings.htm   (935 words)

 Postage From The Internet To The Envelope
The product includes a postage vault, which is attached to the PC and can be refilled 24 hours a day via a modem.
While it's too soon to outline what effects PC postage may have on banks, we did talk to a Stamps.com beta tester to find out how difficult using the system is. Fred Kattuah has a small financial consulting firm, Katco Financial Services, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For purposes of marketing, for example, the old way would be to print out envelopes and attach postage either by stamps, a trip to the post office or a postal meter.
www.bankersonline.com /articles/bhv09n07/bhv09n07a2.html   (447 words)

 Postage Meter and Mailing News
FP Mailing Solutions, the smallest of the four meter manufacturers, is getting in on the action in the Postal Service’s retail strategy, which call for the partnering with the private sector.
FP has landed a $3.4 million contract to set up digital postage meters in all contract postal units the USPS is establishing in shopping centers and local malls.
Hidden costs such as "reset fees" and or fees for the convenience of advancing you postage allowing you to pay later can add up.
www.americanmailingmachine.com /newsletters/newsltr.html   (1802 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Neopost Simply Postage PROmail (65559) for PC at Epinions.com
Although we progressed to a postal machine (the Big Name one), we would have to wait for an upgrade when the postal rates would change, buying postage wasn’t simple, we had to haul the machine to the post office for auditing, and then there were the supplies, ink cartridges, and keeping track of everything.
You are always in business — whether it’s after 5 pm or on the weekend — you can purchase postage; calculate postage for any type of mailing needs, print stamps, but unfortunately you still have to drag them to the post office.
This is especially handy if the postage machine is hooked up to your computer and someone needs to print a stamp.
www.epinions.com /content_32797331076   (763 words)

 PRESS RELEASE First Internet Postage Service for the Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Endicia™ for Mac V1.0 is the first software-only Internet Postage service designed for the Macintosh platform.
Endicia for Mac users can print shipping labels that do not display the postage amount -- these labels employ "stealth indicia" to remove the postage amount from the human-readable portion of the postage indicia.
Endicia Internet Postage, introduced in 2000, allows users to print postage directly on their mail pieces using an award winning mail piece design tool.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=74510   (733 words)

 E-Stamp leaves the Net postage business | CNET News.com
Meta Group analyst Gene Alvarez said the move by E-Stamp to turn its back on its core Net postage business is indicative of the uncertain future for many players in the highly competitive market.
Although outsourced logistics is still of interest, the dwindling number of dot-coms that would have needed it the most is a big concern going forward, he added.
Customers may continue to buy postage until Dec. 31, and the company said it plans to give customers support and accept postage returns through March 1, 2001.
news.com.com /2100-1017-249017.html?legacy=cnet   (1095 words)

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