Friday, March 26, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Two weeks ago I ranted that the US postal system has boring stamps. Part of this my problem was that my local PO was often out of the 44 cent commemorative stamps. Well I'm ready to retract most (not all) of my rant. Yesterday the nice PO clerk alerted to me to the fact that I can order stamps through a catalog of sorts, or on line. I checked out the US Postal Service on line store, and I can order older commemorative stamps - including ones I've never seen! And who knew the USPS offered stamped postcards with art related to the stamp issue?
Friday, March 12, 2010
An older postcard (around 1900?) showing people viewing Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA, under its ornate temple, as befits an American icon. This is the old structure. A newer, bigger one was built in 1920 (according to Wikipedia).
I have visited here myself - it is fenced off so you can't climb all over it, or chip off a piece (as they used to do!). It is still a major tourist attraction, and I am sure there are modern postcards of the rock.