This book details the achievements of Sir Rowland Hill, the man responsible for numerous postal reforms in the late nineteenth century. The most notable of his postal reforms was the implementation of the adhesive stamp for postage purposes, which continues to be an intrinsic part of modern postal services today. 'The Adhesive Postage Stamp' is a fascinating book that will greatly appeal to both discerning philatelists and those interested in the history of the adhesive stamp and the postal service in general. Chapters contained herein include: 'The Penny Postage Scheme of Sir Rowland Hill - Not Original', 'The Impressed Stamp', 'The Adhesive Stamp', 'Sir Henry Cole's Papers and the Adhesive Stamp of Mr. Chalmers', 'The Encyclopaedia Britannica', and 'Value and Importance of The Adhesive Stamp'. This book was originally published in 1886 and is proudly republished here with a new introduction to philately.