Friday, April 29, 2016

largest ball of stamps.

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Are you making a trip to Nebraska anytime soon?
If so, stop by the Visitor Center in the Village of Boys Town in Omaha to see the Largest Ball of Stamps!

The ball of stamps has been recognized by Ripley's Believe it or Not as the largest stamp ball in the world. It contains 4,655,000 canceled stamps. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

stamps: shirley temple

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The U.S. Postal service honors Shirley Temple (1928-2014) with its 20th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series. Shirley Temple was the world's most famous film star as a child and then went on to a distinguished career in public service and international affairs.

The stamp is a painting by artist Tim O'Brien; it is based on a 1935 image from Curly Top, one of the child star's iconic movie roles. 

Shirley Temple began dance lessons at just three years old and was soon starring in full-length movies.

The Shirley Temple stamp will be issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Shirley Temple stamp here.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

letter writing tunes.

This song has hit the spot for me today. It makes me want to curl up on the couch at home with a cup of coffee and a table full of letter writing supplies.

Do you have any songs that motivate you to write letters?

Monday, April 11, 2016

postage rates decrease.

The new stamp rates went into effect yesterday April 10, 2016!

First Class Letters: .47¢

Additional Ounce: .21¢

International First Class Letters: $1.15

Postcards: .34¢

This is only the third time in the history of the U.S. Postal Service that postage has decreased in price, so go take advantage of this savings and stock up on some stamps!