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My original intention of a Stamp of the Week post was to take a stamp in my collection, post an image of it and point out a few facts. A five minute philatelic escape, a moment to share my passion with other collectors. Simple enough. But as we know, each stamp has a deep andContinue reading “Stamp of the Week – Addendum to Self Adhesive Stamp post May 17”
For a lot of people summer eating means big, thick steaks sizzling on the charcoal grill. That goes on in our backyard too but not as often as some of my friends and neighbors. The essence of summer cooking for me is a great seafood dish paired with a simple, lite white wine or sparklingContinue reading “Summer Cooking”
When my son was in the cub scouts they had to visit the local police station to earn a badge. The information officer gave them a tour, which included the line-up room where witnesses and victims picked out criminal suspects. He explained to the scouts that the person doing the picking could not be seenContinue reading “Cub Scouts”
This week we feature the Priority Express Mail Stamp Grand Central Terminal, New York. It is part of the American Land Marks Series launched in 2008. It was designed by Derry Noyes and Phil Jordan. The print run of 3,000,000 stamps was done with the photogravure process. The printer was Avery Dennison. These stamps wereContinue reading “Stamp of the Week”
Taking a break from office work, I found myself looking at my stock books full of stamps – again. As I moved the big magnifying glass from one stamp to another, my mind went into ‘what if’ mode. For a few minutes I was in charge of the stamp designing department of the United StatesContinue reading “Stamp of the Week – Addendum #5 Fantasy Stamps”
This week we feature the Air Post Special Delivery Stamp issue of 1934. The purpose of this issue was to combine the prepayment of air mail and special delivery service into one stamp. It had the same priority of a special delivery service, but was transported by airplane. The special delivery charge entitled the purchaserContinue reading “Stamp of the Week”
This past week I was filled with chefly energy and wound up cooking way more food then we could eat. It was piling up in the refrigerator. All the square plastic containers, with their red tops, made it look like a sea container port in there. One dish I had a lot of was Ratatouille.Continue reading “Eggplant Rollup”
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