In these days of instant messaging, e-mail, videophones and nearly instantaneous satellite communication with all parts of the world, the idea of communicating by telegraph is perhaps best described as “quaint.”
However, it would be difficult to overestimate the impact that the telegraph had on worldwide communications at the time of its introduction. —The road less traveled: telegraph stamps (Linns.com)
Best quote from the article: “Philatelic literature on telegraph stamps is far from abundant…”
Thanks for the link, Rosemary.