Friday, May 06, 2005

Live dangerously - buy some commemoratives!

Postal clerks in Valley City, North Dakota are encouraging their customers to resist the urge to purchase just a ordinary stamp. Instead they are suggesting to postal patrons to take a deep breath, live dangerously and buy some commemoratives.

Patti Angeles and Tess Salberg want their customers to take a walk on the wild side, and buy, what they call, 'exotic' stamps according to an on-line article that appeared in the Valley City Times Record.

Patti will concede that some 'exotic' stamps are duds. She's sooner forget the candy hearts stamp spelling out "I love you."Apparently, everyone else in town would too.

"People tell us they don't want to send stamps to bill collectors saying 'I love you,'" Patti joked.
She also points out almost no one in town appears to be interested in Isamu Noguchi and his sculptures.

On the other hand, Lewis & Clark stamps have been enjoying statewide favor. A year ago on May 14 when the discovery boys pushed off from St. Louis, the USPS held a first-day-of-issue stamp dedication in 11 cities that Lewis and Clark would have passed through - had they been built then.
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posted by Don Schilling at 4:04 PM