By Gwen Cornwell
Remember When 

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?

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 there were the special airmail stationery and envelopes.

I assume that weight was an issue as the paper as well as envelope was an onion skin type paper. Do we even have onion skin paper anymore?

I mistakenly thought that choices of stamps were limited in earlier times, however the 3 cent stamp apparently came with many picture choices, too. I wonder if your choice of stamps tells something about you as an individual.

Gwen welcomes your memories at 367-5582.


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