It’s February 24, and on this date in 1854, the British Penny Red stamp became the world’s first perforated postage stamp. These days stamps from the United States Postal Service are both perforated and self-sticking, but that wasn’t always the case. Postage and postage stamps have always fascinated us here because we get thousands of pieces of mail every day. Most of our mail are exams from students taking our middle school correspondence courses or high school correspondence courses, but we get other types of mail too, including some from our students overseas. Whenever you send us mail, please make sure it has proper postage on it. We don’t want you to have envelopes returned to you because of lack of postage. If that happens, it might delay your progress. It is also important to address envelopes clearly, make sure they are sealed securely and include a return address. Doing those three things increases the chances of your mail arriving to us safely. Although we are happy to offer online classes and services, we are just as happy to receive mail with perforated stamps on it. Thank you for making us your distance education middle school or distance education high school. We are happy to serve you.