A passport stamp is an impression that immigration authorities place on a traveler's passport when entering and leaving a country. Most countries use a rubber stamp to ink the impression, but some, such as Japan, use stickers.
Many travelers view their passport stamps as badges of honor or special trophies. Highly prized stamps among travelers include Antarctica, which is hard to get to, and Burma, which until recently was closed to tourism. Other remote places for a bucket list include Easter Island, Galapagos, Greenland, Machu Picchu and the Republic of San Marino.
Some remote locations have souvenir passport stamps you can request from their offices of tourism.Learn More
Postage stamps for domestic mail in 1967 were five cents per ounce. Stamps for cards and postcards were only four cents. These prices had been in effect since Jan. 7, 1963.Full Answer >
The price of a first class postage stamp was raised from 37 cents to 39 cents on Jan. 8, 2006. The change followed the approval of a Postal Rate Commission recommendation to raise prices on all classes of mail approximately 5.4 percent.Full Answer >
The number of stamps needed for sending a letter out of state varies depending upon the size and weight of the envelope. A standard sized envelope weighing no more than 1 ounce requires one 49-cent stamp as of July 2014.Full Answer >
While stamps can be used in financial transactions, they are not considered legal tender in the United States. The term "legal tender" refers to denominations that lenders are legally obligated to accept as payment for a debt. In private transactions, individuals can use stamps as payment if both parties agree.Full Answer >