Friday, October 10, 2014

Show & Tell in Lieu of . . .

 My phone's camera is easier to use than the scanner. So, I took this photo on September 22. I did it for my records. I wrote to the Postal Service Consumer Advocate. I wasn't sure who handled problems such as mine. Advocates advocate. Right?

I believe there is an answer for every question asked. Well, guess what. I won't share the answer until after you weigh in. I've asked before. I ask again. Do you remember when postage for note cards was not the same for letters? It cost less to mail the smaller form of correspondence. I was beginning to think I'd tarried in the Twilight Zone too long. Or made it up. Now do you remember?

I'll share the information sent to me from L'Enfant Plaza SW tomorrow. There's an enclosure!

I confessed my new rubber stamp hoarding tendency yesterday. Here's a look at the tin they're in. They were on sale at 40% off at Aaron Bros. on the day JC got them for me! A coupon offered an additional 10% discount, so you know I wasn't about to pass these up for a frame. 

Aren't they beautiful? I've opened the tin, picked up each piece and gently stroked the rubber, and replaced them in their original order. It had to stop. And so it did. 

None of us remember 6¢ air mail postage! Google gave me hours of information about postage stamps, their increases, decreases, and  and air mail. I'm happier for having finally used this little gem.

I stamped the back of an envelope I used to doodle ideas for my Halloween postcard, hence the fanged pumpkin. I think air mail stamps should be blue for blue skies, or red for haste. Red is also one of my forever favorite colors. 

While researching the 33¢ postage stamp, which was an apple of different colors, by the way. Remember? How quickly we forget, huh? We're allowed! We go through stamps the way Imelda Marcos went through shoes. There really was a 6¢ air mail stamp though. The American Philatelic Society wrote all about it. See the details here:

Oops! I guess I didn't restore them to order after all. Confidentially, Cavallina & Co. are awesome sauce!

Write on.

P.S.  Heard you heard of luminesence tagging? I don't lick anything postal any more. I can live without a glow-in-the-dark tongue. 


  1. no you should not have to pay the same for smaller correspondence as you do for a letter . Im curious for the answer to the letter you wrote as well .

    1. Oh no! I'll tell you tomorrow. The answer isn't half as much fun as today's post. LOL!
      Thanks for reminding me. If you ever write posts and schedule them to post, then forget . . . Well, I forget. :( I'm sorry.
      Some note cards are as heavy as letters. :)

  2. I love the tin those stamps are in. I'm a sucker for anything like that.

    1. They're super nice. I'm a suckerette for such things.