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Tracking postal spammers

Tracking postal spammers

Whenever I sign up to get something in the mail for free, I like make up a middle name that is related to the product. For instance, Oscar Meyer is giving away coupons for free hot dogs. I used the name “Matt Hotdiggity Maldre” to register. And then it’s fun getting mail addressed to the […]

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Filing stamps and stickers

The alphabetical destiny of stamps and stickers

Stamps. Stickers. It’s just meant to be that these two files sit next to each other alphabetically. Whenever I mail my bills, I pull out the stamps file AND the stickers file. Stickers are so much fun. The world could use more stickers. Thankfully the stickers file sits right next to stamps. The two go […]

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Rising cost of United States Postage

Rising cost of U.S. Postage Stamps

Here’s a line graph showing the historic trend of the first class postage stamp rate increase since 1945. It seems like stamps are rising in cost so much lately. But it’s really been a historic trend since the beginning of the 1970s. That decade saw the cost of stamps have turned the sharp spike upward, […]

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July is National Free Postcard Mailing Month

July is National Free Postcard Mailing Month

Ok, so maybe all postal mail cannot be free. But the post office should allow people to send postcards for free for one month every year. This month should be far away from Christmas, so let’s pick July. What a great month! It would work great for vacationers sending postcards. To kick start this National […]

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What if postal mail was free?

What if postal mail was free?

What would happen if you could mail letters through the postal mail for free? That would be fun. I’d miss stamps though. Stamps are fun. But it would also be fun to just dump a piece of paper with someone’s name and address on it and have it be delivered for free.

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Followup on: "Can a crumbled sheet of paper be mailed?"

Followup on: “Can a crumbled sheet of paper be mailed?”

Awhile ago I posted about if you can mail a crumbled sheet of paper through the postal mail. http://www.spudart.org/blog/can-crumbled-sheet-paper-be-mailed/ They have all arrived on the same day, just a few days after I dropped them in the mail (It just took me awhile to finally post pictures on my site here). Check out this image […]

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collaborative flower art project by mail

collaborative flower art project by mail

Please draw a flower on a yellow 2-inch wide by 1.5-inch high stickie note and mail it to: Matt Maldre Flower Project 4809 N. Bell Ave, #1E Chicago, IL 60625 You may draw your flower using any medium. i.e. pen, pencil, marker, crayon, paint, pastel, etc All entries will be posted on the spudart.org website. […]

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