July 1 in Swedish History
1855: Sweden’s first stamp is published. The stamp had been invented by English merchant William Dockwra and his partner Robert Murray in 1680. Soon other countries followed; in 1841 and 1842 a few local stamps were published in the US, in 1843 it was Brazil’s turn. In 1851 the first stamps came out in Denmark, followed by Sweden and Norway in 1855, and Finland in 1856. The motif on the Swedish stamps was the coat of arms of Sweden.