Friday, May 26, 2006

Alexandria Blue Boy

The Washington Post had an interesting story in yesterday's edition about how a little philatelic detective work matched a letter to the "Alexandria Blue Boy."

The "Alexandria Blue Boy" (shown in the photo) is of the rarest stamps in the world. It got its name from its city of origin and the fact that it is printed on blue paper.

The article says, "Still, many wondered why this stamp -- an Alexandria postmaster provisional printed on blue paper before U.S. government stamps were commonplace -- survived when all others like it were lost or destroyed. If the envelope had been saved for sentimental reasons, did the letter also exist? If so, what did it say?"

To find out, click here.

For more on the Alexandria Blue Boy, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM