December 11, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 50

You & Your Stamps

It is the season when most of us make several trips to the post office for mailings. Do you remember purchasing envelopes with postage embossed on them?

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Many times pre-addressed, stamped envelopes were enclosed with the bill you received at month end. The envelopes that I can remember were 3 centers. I think that the embossed stamp was round, a little bigger than a quarter, maybe dark purple in color with white letters and the profile of maybe George Washington in the center, also white.

Of course there was the penny postcard, but that stamp was a flat print on the card, and then the...

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