Thursday, August 09, 2007

Postage aficionados are onto something

Ethan Smith writes in his Oregon based, Williamette Week Online blog, "When it comes to stamp collectors, it's easy toss around labels like nerd or geek or virgin....[but] these misunderstood postage aficionados are onto something."

Promoting the APS Stamp Show 2007 in nearby Portland this weekend, Smith pens, "Stamps are like tiny, inexpensive posters commemorating American culture and history. And they don't need tacks."

He goes to say, "Some stamps even raise important societal questions. Like Kwanzaa stamps, which keep us asking, 'That's like black Christmas, right?' Or Korean War stamps, which make us wonder, 'Was that before or after Vietnam?' And, of course, stamps play an important role in our economy. For giant corporations like Disney and Warner Brothers, stamps are a perfect venue for government-endorsed product placement."

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