The prototype of the stamps first appeared in the 17th century middle. 1653, in Paris, the French king Louis xiv of postal district of property given to aston villa. Vera leaves in Paris office set up "small", was established in the streets, and the daily mail delivery. Vera leaves adopts a postage prepaid card name tags, the letter to the user. The writer of the postage prepaid card in or posted on the envelope, write letters date, the eyes in mailbox mail. The post office to mail collection after showing postage prepaid card, then the letter to the family. This post information of tags, is under the predecessor of the stamps. The tags used tear, not with the survivors.
In 1836 ljubljana from the Austrian Lawrence secco ShiEr (ir) Lovrenc Ko š Suggestions to the Austrian government introduced stamps, simplify the postal service. Scotland bookseller James check door (James Chalmers) in 1838 submitting a similar proposal. Suggestions for Rowland hill may be adopted in 1835, while the latter by British government reform to post. Hill therefore become stamps use advocate