Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Reporter learns about stampless covers

While covering a regional stamp show over the weeken in Pennsylvania, Bonnie H. Brechbill, a reporter for the Herald-Mail newspaper in Washington County, Maryland, learned a few things about stamp collecting from dealer Rodney Rodgers and others.

Rogers, 62, is quoted in the article Brechbill wrote as saying, "Before the first U.S. postage stamp was printed in 1847, the recipient of a letter paid the postage. If he never picked up the letter, someone else could pay the fee and get it. "

"People were dying for reading material," Rogers said.

To read the entire article, click here.

For more on stampless covers, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM