Postage stamps and mail

Finland stamps are the cutest stamps in the world

Finland’s stamps feature the cutest illustrations and photos. Cartoon hippos camping, animals dancing around a Christmas tree, funky shaped stamps, raspberry delights, snow dogs. C’mon you can’t beat that. This is going to make me a collector of Finnish stamps. A great big thanks to Greatscott66 for posting these. He posts fun stamps that he …

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New stamps in the Maldre postal store on 14th floor of the Tribune Tower

In addition to such stamp greats like 50s cars, Yoda, and Hawaii; the Maldre stamp store now has new stamps available. And there is also measuring scale available to weigh your letters. Letters: 0 – 1 ounce: $0.44 1.01 – 2 ounces $0.61 2.01 – 3 ounces $0.78 3.01 ‚Äì 3.5 ounces: $0.95 Large Envelopes: …

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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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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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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.

Bleacher Bum hand stamps at Wrigley Field

The renovated bleachers at Wrigley Field now allow bleacher ticket holders to go to the non-bleacher parts of the park. They stamp your hand with a BB upon leaving the bleachers. BB–how funny that the Chicago Cubs marks the bleacher ticket holders with a stamp that means Bleacher Bum.

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. https://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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