Stamp Act?

While standing in line at the post office yesterday waiting to buy stamps, I once again noticed the board that shows available postage stamps including a commemorative stamp from American history. I wondered, not for the first time, if anyone else picks up on the irony of a stamp issued by the United States Postal Service that commemorates the Stamp Act of 1765/66.

(And yes, for history buffs, the USPS issuing stamps for postage is not quite the same thing as the Founding Fathers were protesting about the (original) Stamp Act, but sometimes,… Furthermore, I love the post office, and think that the ability to send a letter across the country for forty-nine cents is a pretty great bargain.)

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Stamp Act?

  1. julespaige says:

    There is quite a bit of history that can be told through stamps.
    Get ’em now since after the new year the price is going up… to .50 on Jan 22. 🙂
    Still a bargain.


  2. You are absolutely correct about all the history, and you should that I think of you as the Stamp Queen. I love all the many stamps, old and new, that you put on envelopes. They bring back memories as well as historical events and people into focus.

    I wasn’t aware of the price increase. I guess I will be buying extra before the year’s end. It is a bargain for sure. ~nan


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