Friday, August 20, 2010

vintage stamps

On a more general postal matter, I have been increasingly dismayed by the dull stamp designs on offer each month by Australia Post. When they raised the price of local postage by another 5c recently, I finally cracked and have started searching elsewhere for beautiful stamps. Soon I found a philatelic treasure chest in a stamp and coin store in the city, in the form of a shoe box of unused vintage stamps. Here is a sample:

Now I have much more fun making up 60c on my letters and postcards! For those in America, this blog post mentions a good source for unused vintage stamps, and there is always ebay or etsy.

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