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Postal History 1900 – 1950
1900s
1900 – first stamps of Kiautchou, German colony in China
1903 – first stamps of Aitutaki
1903 – first stamps of Austrian post offices in Crete
1904 – first stamps of Panama Canal Zone
1906 – first stamps of Brunei, overprints on Labuan
1908 – first stamps of the Belgian Congo under Belgian administration
1910s
1911 – January 1 – first stamps of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
1911 – United States creates a postal savings system.
1912 – last stamps of Anjouan, superseded by Madagascar
1913 – first stamps of Australia, superseding those of the various former colonies
1913 5 May – first stamps of Albania
1913 – United States initiates parcel post service, using special stamps.
1915 – 15 August – British forces overprint Iranian stamps in Bushire, use until 16 October.
1915 – British and French occupation forces overprint stamps for Cameroon.
1916 – United States postal inspectors solve the last known stagecoach robbery in the US.
1917- British armed forces in Palestine issue the famous EEF stamps. December 1917
1918 – United States issues its first airmail stamps; a sheet of the Inverted Jenny is discovered among them.
1918 – first stamps of the Italian occupation of Trieste and Trentino
1919 – first stamps of Armenia and Azerbaijan
1919 – first stamps of Batum
1920s
1920 – plebiscite stamps for Allenstein
1920 – largest private US postage company, Pitney Bowes formed.
1920 – first stamps of French Upper Volta
1920 June – first stamps of La Aguera
1921 – East Africa and Uganda Protectorates issues stamps.
1921 – France issues first stamps for its mandate of Cameroon.
1922 13 July – Barbuda overprints stamps of Leeward Islands.
1922 – Karelia, briefly independent, issues stamps
1922 – first stamps of British Kenya and Uganda
1922 – first stamps of Ascension Island
1922 – last stamps of La Aguera
1922 – first stamps of Irish Free State
1923 – first stamps of Jordan (as a British mandate)
1923 – first stamps of Transcaucasian SFSR, superseding those of Armenia
1923 – first stamps of Iraq
1923 – first stamps of Kuwait
1924 – first stamps of French Algeria
1925 – first stamps of Alaouites
1927- First new [4]stamps for the civil administration in Palestine.
1928 – first stamps of Spanish Andorra
1930s
1931 16 June – first stamps of French Andorra
1933 10 August – first stamps of Bahrain, issued by Indian postal administration
1933 1 December – first stamps of Basutoland
1935 May – common issue of stamps for Silver Jubilee of King George V
1935 15 November – first stamps of Commonwealth of the Philippines
1935 – first stamps of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika
1935 – United States initiates Trans-Pacific airmail service.
1937 1 April – first stamps of Aden
1937 1 April – first stamps of Burma, overprints on India
1937 12 May – common issue of stamps for coronation of King George VI
1938 14 April – stamps issued for Alexandretta, last on 10 November
1938 – Austrian stamps are phased out after the Anschluss.
1940s
1940 – Pitcairn Islands issue their first stamps.
1941 – United States creates highway post offices.
1942 – United States uses V-mail to handle armed forces’ mail.
1945 May – provisional stamps issued for Austria
1946 – first stamps of independent Jordan[1]
1947 – India gains independence from Britain
1948 -Israel issues her first stamps-The Doar Ivri set. 16 May 1948 [The new country still has no name]
1948 -Israel issues her first Israel stamps with the word ISRAEL on the stamps. 26 September 1948
1948 – British postal administration takes over in Bahrain
1948 – Pakistan issues its first stamps.
1949 – Newfoundland joins Canada and issues its last stamps.
1949 18 July – Ryukyu Islands issues its first stamps.
1950s
1951 – Cambodia issues its first stamps.
1951 – United Nations issues its first stamps.
1955 – United States initiates certified mail service.
1957 – United States establishes Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee to choose stamp designs
1958 23 April – members of West Indies Federation make a joint stamp issue.
1959 – UK Postcode scheme introduced.
1959 – The Republic of Upper Volta issues its first stamps.
1959 – The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.

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