Since a stamp costs 44 cents, can you mail 44 pennies using just one stamp? Let’s figure it out. The US Post Office says that you can mail go up to one ounce with a 44-cent stamp. How much does a penny weigh? The US Mint tells us that one penny weighs 2.500 grams. How […]
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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 […]
I’m gonna start a new project. i was looking at all the stamps i have and how they are unused. so i want to do a mail project. When looking at facebook, instead of liking something on someone’s wall, i’m gonna print it out and write my comment on it and mail it to the […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.