A stamp is a receipt that is pasted on either an envelope or package prior to posting as payment for the cost of postage. A stamp is a collectible and stamp collecting is one of the most popular and enjoyable hobbies of many across the world. You can have fun by collecting and learning about some of the animals in Botswana and teach your friends about them. Also, a stamp is a paper ambassador and also provides a small window into a country’s history, geography and culture.
There are two types of stamps that are released by the Post Office;
- Definitive stamps - these stamps are released every five years and normally have fourteen to fifteen denominations (different values) on them. A definitive stamp series covers all the postal needs of the country, from ten (10) thebe up to twenty (20) pula stamps.
- Commemorative stamps – this stamp issue is released four to five times a year and normally consists of four stamps. The commemorative stamps are meant for use both locally or internationally.
What else does a stamp do?
A stamp also sends important national messages for our citizens as they highlight countriy’s key interests, occasions and other relevant matters.