Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Making friends at the post office

In the latest edition of Linn's, U.S. Notes columnist John M. Hotchner writes you can make a contribution to the future of the stamp collecting hobby by giving your Linn’s to your local postal window clerk.

He says, "Tell them that you want to share your Linn’s in order to help them understand the hobby and how important the U.S. Postal Service is to it. Because much of the content is not time-sensitive, I know that even copies a few weeks old are appreciated, even months old."

Hotchner points out that postal clerks often look at collectors in an unfavorable light. By passing on your old stamp newspapers and magazines, you are making friends at the post office and promoting the hobby at the same time.

"It costs you nothing but the effort, and it might create good will for you by promoting a dialogue with those who serve your postal and collecting needs."
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM