Posted by on 8/1/2019 to Facts and Fun
It's all about stickers!!! Are stickers an invention of the 19th century? Not really! No one knows for sure when stickers were first invented. Take a look at history and be amazed. Historians believe the first stickers may date back to the ancient Egyptians. Archeologists have found remains of papers that were plastered to the walls of ancient markets to display prices of goods. More modern stickers may have gotten their start with Sir Rowland Hill, who invented an adhesive paper in 1839. Hill's stickers eventually became the first postage stamps. Early stickers were just made of paper and needed to be attached with glue. That evolved into having an adhesive back, remember having to lick postage stamps? Now stickers are self adhesive, just remove the backing and ta da...stick 'em! Today we have hundreds of types of stickers available. Materials include paper, vinyl, latex, foil, and plastic. People of all ages love stickers. There are fun, easy to use and have a timeless appeal. And best, stickers are inexpensive!