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crucifix or kitty cat stamp

crucifix or kitty cat stamp

Recently I purchased a crucifix for $5.69 (shipping included) on ebay. I might be receiving a kitty cat stamp instead. Curious thing. The seller sent me a message saying “the stamp” has been shipped and the following warm message, “May you enjoy the use of the stamp.” Here’s my reply:“I’m in no hurry to receive […]

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stamp confusion

stamp confusion

I love patriotism on stamps. I’d like to see a stronger return to patriotic elements on our stamps. The whole cultural recognition on stamps (Simpsons stamps, movie actor stamps, etc.) has become pretty silly and worn out. You can’t wear out the idea of showing a U.S. President or a flag on a stamp. But […]

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look at what I got

look at what I got

Wait a minute, it was actually sent to my son. It’s a cardboard tube from his Uncle Matt. One was also sent to my daughter, but it never arrived. Both tubes pre-mailing are at Matt’s flickr page. The tube was in pretty good shape considering its journey. It has two sizable creases going the entire […]

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fun with postcards

fun with postcards

I love postcards. I’m talking old-fashioned Post Cards. Get a penny stamp. Lick it. Slap it on the back. Write a message with an ink pen with your bare hand. Use elegant cursive. Write the recipient’s address, again with your bare hand. Throw it in a mail box. No keyboards, e-mail, dot com that or […]

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beautiful stamp

beautiful stamp

I just purchased 110 two-cent Washington cancel-marked stamps (1894-1898) for $4.04 (shipping included) on ebay. It’s a wonderfully classic stamp. A stamp that surely today’s 2-cent stamp could learn from. I’m not sure what I’ll do with all them. They’ll find their way into a piece of art somehow. The obvious approach is to use […]

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ugly and uglier stamps

ugly and uglier stamps

How did a stodgy old dumpy lamp and the world’s ugliest necklace become subjects for the ONLY one and two cent stamps available for purchase from the United States Post Office? One and two cent stamps are so important because the Post Office is constantly raising prices and everyone is forced to use these incredibly […]

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covering a package with stamps

covering a package with stamps

Covering a package with stamps will now require you to go to the Post Office desk and talk to a Postal Clerk about your intent to mail your package. I always thought it would be fun to cover a package with 3 cent stamps. Now if I want to do it, I have deal with […]

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personalized portrait stamp

personalized portrait stamp

lovesprouts on etsy (maker of the sleepy owl from the previous blog post) sells customized mug shot stamps for only $16.50 (shipping included). Choose from 50 different portraits. The faces are all the same since they’re so simply stylized. The hair makes each portrait unique. Find the hair that best matches your look and choose […]

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priority mail stamps

priority mail stamps

Yesterday, specific benefits of shipping USPS Priority Mail were given. Now, here’s something you can do to spice up your Priority Mail box. Use a $4.95 stamp instead of the ugly, plain-jane barcodes that the Post Office prints off. I’m not sure how much using a stamp instead of a barcode sticker will slow down […]

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