Sunday, January 14, 2007

Don't forget the duck sauce

Peter Leo of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette doesn't quite believe China really will release a scratch 'n' sniff, sweet and sour pork stamp (see my post of January 9.

He writes, "Smelling a rat (by the way, next year is the Year of the Rat -- Yum!), we picked up the phone. China, however, could not be reached for comment."

He also asked his readers, "...if anyone is going to China -- New Year begins Feb. 18 -- please pick up some stamps for us. And don't forget the duck sauce."

According to Peter, "This would not be a postal first, and we're pinning this whole item on the stamp-collecting section of"

"It traces scratch 'n' sniff postage to 1973, when little Bhutan, from out of nowhere, issued a stamp that smelled like a rose. Fast-forward to 1999 when the fun-loving Brazilians produced a stamp that smelled like burnt wood to raise fire prevention awareness."

To read his entire column, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM