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  • Organizations Calendar (July 1) - Las Cruces Sun-News

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    1 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    Organizations Calendar (July 1)Las Cruces Sun-NewsMesilla Valley Stamp Club: 6 p.m. Thursday in the Roadrunner Room, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Free and open to anyone interested in stamp collecting. Info: Richard Hiss, 575 202-1937. Doña Ana Photography Club: 7 p.m. ...and more »
  • Philatelists behave badly in play about stamp collection

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    18 Jun 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Although stamp collecting doesn't usually generate much excitement outside the world of philatelists, the authenticity and ownership of a pair of rare postage stamps provides the source of intrigue in Washburn University Theatre's summer production of Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius." Craig Fisher, board president and co-founder of Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble, guest-directs "Mauritius," which opens this weekend in the Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre on the Washburn campus.
  • Nonagenarian doctor's relentless service to patients - The Hindu

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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Nonagenarian doctor's relentless service to patientsThe HinduRecently, he had won the State government's “Vayo Shrestha Samman” award for Lifetime Achievement category. He is a multi-faceted genius and a man with varied interests. He has passion for collection of rare artefacts, drift wood, philately and more »
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    28 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
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  • Men who changed stamp design forever

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    Keijo
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Dynamic duo, designer Koloman Moser and engraver Ferdinand Schirnböck revolutionized stamp design in the early 20th century. One of their most recognizable works is the 1906/1912 pictorial landscapes series for the Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These stamps are big, bold and beautiful in every sense (and of course there are forgeries involved as well). The original stamps are sharply recessed by Wien Staatsdruckerei (Vienna State Printing Office) with line perforation of approx. 12½. Just like with the Austrian stamps of the time, the stamps were printed and perforated wet, and…
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  • Organizations Calendar (July 1) - Las Cruces Sun-News

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    Organizations Calendar (July 1)Las Cruces Sun-NewsMesilla Valley Stamp Club: 6 p.m. Thursday in the Roadrunner Room, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Free and open to anyone interested in stamp collecting. Info: Richard Hiss, 575 202-1937. Doña Ana Photography Club: 7 p.m. ...and more »
  • Community calendar (June 30) - Las Cruces Sun-News

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:13 am
    Community calendar (June 30)Las Cruces Sun-News... music, movies, TV, and fashion had on society. Info: 575-522-4499. Mesilla Valley Stamp Club: 6 p.m. Thursday in the Roadrunner Room, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Free and open to anyone interested in stamp collecting.
  • Howard Gebhardt - Sioux City Journal

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    Sioux City JournalHoward GebhardtSioux City JournalAs a youth, he enjoyed stamp collecting, model trains, and table tennis. His interests later turned to woodworking, boating, golf, barbecuing, home repairs, and journeying to visit his children and grandchildren. Howard's stamina in being able to drive
  • Heloise: Donation gets stamp of approval - Lompoc Record

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    Heloise: Donation gets stamp of approvalLompoc RecordIts mission, among other goals, is to promote stamp collecting and education. Some hints for your donation: The APS accepts both canceled and mint stamps. You may cut the stamps from the envelopes, but do not cut off the perforations. Mail your stamps to:.
  • Philatelists behave badly in play about stamp collection - Topeka Capital Journal

    18 Jun 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Philatelists behave badly in play about stamp collectionTopeka Capital JournalAlthough stamp collecting doesn't usually generate much excitement outside the world of philatelists, the authenticity and ownership of a pair of rare postage stamps provides the source of intrigue in Washburn University Theatre's summer production of ...
 
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  • Philatelists behave badly in play about stamp collection

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Although stamp collecting doesn't usually generate much excitement outside the world of philatelists, the authenticity and ownership of a pair of rare postage stamps provides the source of intrigue in Washburn University Theatre's summer production of Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius." Craig Fisher, board president and co-founder of Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble, guest-directs "Mauritius," which opens this weekend in the Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre on the Washburn campus.
  • APS approves Institute for Analytical Philately as affiliate

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    During its most recent board meeting, held by telephone June 10, the American Philatelic Society board of directors approved the Institute for Analytical Philately as an APS affiliate. According to the APS, "The purpose of affiliation is to sponsor and engage in such activities as will be mutually beneficial to the organizations and to promote the fullest possible exchange of information and ideas for the welfare of philately."
  • Which Royal Mail stamps were put out the year you were born?: Morning Report

    27 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. The UK's Royal Mail has a new webpage that shows visitors the stamps that were released during their birth year, so long as it's between 1965 and 2015.
  • Helpful Hints

    23 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    DEAR HELOISE: My sister-in-law is trying to clear her home of clutter and has been saving used postage stamps to donate to charity. We were wondering if you have any information about doing this.
  • London hosting 87th annual Convention and Exhibition of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada

    22 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Stamp collector Woody Brooks shows off some of his collection while taking a break from negotiating with a dealer at the Royal Philatelic Society convention, hosted by the Middlesex Stamp Club at the London Convention Centre this weekend. No, the 73-year-old American made his first trip to London for something many of us don't even use anymore - stamps.
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  • Nonagenarian doctor's relentless service to patients - The Hindu

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Nonagenarian doctor's relentless service to patientsThe HinduRecently, he had won the State government's “Vayo Shrestha Samman” award for Lifetime Achievement category. He is a multi-faceted genius and a man with varied interests. He has passion for collection of rare artefacts, drift wood, philately and more »
  • Revisiting India's journey through stamps - Deccan Herald

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Revisiting India's journey through stampsDeccan HeraldIndia's historical past, early phases of developments and achievements that lead to nation building after breaking free from the shadows of colonial past in 1947, have been weaved together in a vibrant narrative at the National Philatelic Museum. It is
  • SingPost to launch limited edition augmented reality SG50 collectors' sheets - TODAYonline

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:01 am
    TODAYonlineSingPost to launch limited edition augmented reality SG50 collectors' sheetsTODAYonline... sheet with golden serialised numbers, priced at S$88 each) will be sale at the Singapore Post Centre Post Office. All the stamp products of this issue will be available at post offices, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online at www.stampdelight
  • The Hindu's artwork on Metro Rail special cover - The Hindu

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    The Hindu's artwork on Metro Rail special coverThe HinduReleasing the special cover, Postmaster General (Chennai City Region), Mervin Alexander said: “It is a philatelic tradition to carry a few mails or special covers during the first journey of a new train or aircraft.” “We took the design from The Hindu and more »
  • SingPost to launch SG50 augmented reality stamps - Channel News Asia

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Channel News AsiaSingPost to launch SG50 augmented reality stampsChannel News AsiaFor those keen to learn more about the Republic's stamp history, the Singapore Philatelic Museum will be hosting a SG50 stamp exhibition from Jul 21. Visitors will get to learn about the Singapore story through stamps, and also view rarely-seen
 
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  • Men who changed stamp design forever

    Keijo
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Dynamic duo, designer Koloman Moser and engraver Ferdinand Schirnböck revolutionized stamp design in the early 20th century. One of their most recognizable works is the 1906/1912 pictorial landscapes series for the Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These stamps are big, bold and beautiful in every sense (and of course there are forgeries involved as well). The original stamps are sharply recessed by Wien Staatsdruckerei (Vienna State Printing Office) with line perforation of approx. 12½. Just like with the Austrian stamps of the time, the stamps were printed and perforated wet, and…
  • From British Southeast Asia to Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia

    Keijo
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:06 am
    One of those reasons that I love stamp collecting is the fact that it teaches me historical and geographical tidbits time and again. When I started working up with the stamps and history Malayan peninsula way back in late April, little did I know that I’d be spending the following month digging in deeper and deeper with the topic. The story of how British Southeast Asia evolved into Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia is a story full of historical twists and complexity that easily rivals with what many associate with history of Germany or Indian states.  So get yourself a cup of your…
  • Five things you should know about stamp blogging

    Keijo
    29 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    As I’ve been blogging about stamps and stamp collecting for six and half years, I thought I’d share some pearls of wisdom for readers aspiring of becoming stamp bloggers (just like me). I wish somebody would have told me these when I started years back. Things you can’t write about (but still want to)… Though this blog is entirely about my collection and my views on stamp collecting, there’s a range of sensitive topics I avoid writing about. A good example are the stamps of the Third Reich, especially those featuring Swastikas or Hitler’s head. I can almost…
  • A Quick Review of Michel Russia Specialized Catalog

    Keijo
    23 May 2015 | 1:25 am
    During my latest business trip to Helsinki, capital of Finland, I had a day off between the meetings, so I headed to local library. Though most of the philatelic books were something I’ve got copies on my bookshelf, there was one particular item that I had never seen, namely Michel’s specialized Russia catalog Michel Rußland /Russland Spezial. So here’s a quick look / review of the catalog. For starters, this is an extra-ordinarily thin volume for a Michel, only about 400 pages. It is explained by the fact that the title covers only stamps of classic Russia, civil war era…
  • How to identify litho from photogravure – reprints of Singapore 1994/97 Marine Life definitive stamps

    Keijo
    9 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Lately I’ve been doing some Singapore stamps, and the various reprints of it’s definitive series have caught my radar. They seem like an daunting area where general stamp catalogs provide very little details. Take for example the 1994/97 Marine life definitive series. Based on catalog details the low face value stamps were printed in 1994 by Leigh-Mardon using offset-litho. In 1996/97 the stamps were reprinted by Jon Enschede using photogravure. All the stamps (including the reprints) have same perforation 13×13½. In Michel these stamps share the shame major number;…
 
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  • France India Joint Issue -50 Years of Space Co-operation-April 2015

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    30 Jun 2015 | 11:30 pm
    France India Joint Issue -50 Years of Space Co-operation-April 2015 A set of Two were stamps were issued by India & France on 10 April 2015 to mark 50 Years of Space Co-operation. A Folder was issued by France containing both sets of Stamps.  
  • Money Order Through three Countries – India ,Burma& Pakistan

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    25 Jun 2015 | 12:14 am
    Money Order Through three Countries – India ,Burma& Pakistan An Interesting MO form is listed below which has travelled through three different Countries -Burma,India & Pkistan- between Aug 1948 & Oct 1948. Started Burma -Rangoon 05 May 1948 Calcutta postmarked 09 Aug 1948 Delivered – Annapoornabari – Distt Chittagong -Erstwhile East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh)- 02 Oct 1948 . Stamps of Burma used on MO form & All dates and places marked by ARROWS.  A postal History item which can be used by collectors of Four countries India, Burma (Myanamar),Pakistan &…
  • APS Covers –Golden Jubilee 27th Course NDA – Nov 2014

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    22 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    APS Covers –Golden Jubilee 27th Course NDA – Nov 2014 New APS Cover issued during Nov 2014 Issued on 29 Nov 2014.  Serial no 60/2014
  • APS Covers –Golden Jubilee 20th Battalion The Punjab Regiment– Nov 2014

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    22 Jun 2015 | 9:56 pm
    APS Covers –Golden Jubilee 20th Battalion The Punjab Regiment– Nov 2014 New APS Cover issued during Nov 2014 Issued on 28 Nov 2014.  Serial no 59/2014
  • First Day Cover – International Day Of Yoga – By India Post

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    21 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    First Day Cover – International Day Of Yoga  – By India Post Date of Issue:-21.06.2015.
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  • Development of Voluntary Donorship Blood Service.

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Russia Post released a stamp on the State Program of Development of Voluntary Donor-ship Blood Service on 16th April 2015.The stamp depicts the procedure of blood donation and the logo of the State program of development of voluntary donation "blood service".
  • Flora of Russia

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on the Flora of Russia on 15th April 2015.Plants will be used for environmental projects and for the creation of park areas. This was selected from a nation wide poll in Russia in 2014. stamps depicts plants as symbols of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol - common oak, Acer platanoides, high juniper, pine Stankevich.
  • Celebrations of Sri Ahobilam Mutt.

    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A special cover was released in Srirangam on 22nd June 2015 at the celebrations of Sri Ahobilam Mutt.Ahobila Matamin Tiruchi is a Sri Vaishnava religious institution established 600 years ago in a place called Ahobilam by Srimad Athivan Satakopan. He was originally known as Kidambi Srinivasachar. Courtesy: Kasinath, Tanjavur. 
  • International Yoga Day

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:31 pm
    A special miniature sheet and stamp was released on 21st June 2015 by India Post to celebrate International day of Yoga. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released a commemorative stamp and a miniature sheet at the inaugural function of the International Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha, Baba Ramdev, Dr. Veerendra Heggade and other dignitaries were present at the release function.
  • World environment Day

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
    A special cover was released on 5th June 2015 at Kottayam, Kerala to celebrate the World Environment day.The UNEP theme for World Environment day 2015 is Sustainable Lifestyles. In accordance with the theme Kerala forest and Wildlife Department  will facilitate the transformation of  Citizens as Eco Stewards. The illustrative logo depicts this transformation.Cover Code: KL-08/2015Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.
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  • New Special Covers

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    Special Carried Cover on Chennai Metro Rail – 29th June 2015 To commemorate the inaugural run of Chennai Metro Rail between Koyambedu and Alandur, Tamilnadu Postal Circle released a Special carrier cover featuring the Chennai Metro Rail design and route etc. (Special Cover approval no. TN/17/205) The special cover was released by Shri Mervin Alexander, Postmaster General, Chennai City Region. Special covers were carried during the first journey of the new train. Design of the special cover was taken from The Hindu newspaper. Back side of cover carries information about passenger capacity of…
  • New stamps on Fruits and Vegetables

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
      Date of Issue : 16 June 2015 Israel Philatelic Society has introduced a set of stamps on theme “Vegetables”. These stamps aim to propagate healthy nutrition. The issue consisting of five items was released and put on sale on the 16th of June. These stamps feature vegetable slices on marginal tabs. The world of nutrition has undergone a revolution in recent decades. Plants such as vegetables have been found to contain tens of thousands of active ingredients that offer far-reaching health benefits. These substances are called phytochemicals (phyto = plant in Greek). Some…
  • Postcard on International Yoga Day From Portugal

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:28 pm
        A commemorative Post card was issued on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga in Portugal on 21st June. The post card was signed by the Ambassador of India to Portugal, Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra, President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja and Director Sales, CTT Correios de Portugal, Dr. Jose Laia Henriques.   Courtesy : Ministry of External Affairs Govt.of India
  • Stamp on Women’s basketball European championship

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
          European Women’s Basketball Championship - 11 to 28 June 2015   Magyar Posta issued a special stamp to mark the Women’s Basketball European Championship. The design of the special stamp features a basketball shoe and a high-heel shoe, referring to the diversity of sportswomen, and the national flags of the host nations. The issue was released on the 4th of June.This is a beautiful stamp with a nice design depicting  a basketball shoe and a woman’s shoe – giving a symbolic look of Women’s Basketball Championship. Hungary and Romania are jointly hosting…
  • New special covers

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
      Special Cover on First International Yoga Day – 21st June 2015 As a part of International Yoga Day celebrations, Public Health Department of Goa released a Special Cover on First International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015 at function held at seminar hall of Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa. Special cover was released by Postmaster General, Goa Region Shri P. N. Ranjit Kumar in presence of Dy. Chief Minister of Goa State, Shri Francis D’Souza. (Special Cover approval no. MH/22/2015)   Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the…
 
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  • Flowers and fruits stamps from Poland

    srmodh
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Poland post issued a stamp featuring Sunflower under the Flowers and fruits series. The sunflower is a plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (capitulum). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with a flower head that can be 30 cm wide. The outer petal-bearing florets are the sterile florets and can be yellow or other colours. The florets inside the circular head are called disc florets, which mature into seeds. Title: Flowers and fruits Date of Issue: 26 June 2015 Country: Poland Denominations: 1 z? Source: Poland Post Did you like this post, please share with…
  • Jan Potocki postage stamp – Poland

    srmodh
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    Polish post issued postage stamp of Jan Potocki (1761 – 1815), a legendary figure of Poland. Jan Potocki is very well known because of his strange, supernatural novel The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. Jan Potocki had the good fortune as he was born into one of the wealthiest aristocratic families in Poland. Jan Potocki was educated in Geneva and Lausanne where he received a solid grounding in various fields. He had amazing capacity for languages and could speak eight different languages. He served twice in the Polish Army as a captain of engineers, and spent some time on a galley in the…
  • International Year of Soils postage stamp by Spain

    srmodh
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:31 am
    Spanish post issued a postage stamps to mark year 2015 as International Year of Soils. The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The stamps shows the contrast of fertile soil with the food produced from it and a forest full of plants, alongside cracked, barren soil resulting from the deterioration of the ecosystem. The stamp has several petunia seeds inside along with the slogan: “Renew the soil. Plant me”. International Year of Soils The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is responsible to implement the International Year of Soils…
  • Flora of Niue

    srmodh
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Niue issued postage stamps featuring flora tend to be utilised in Niuean culture, both for creating practical tools for everyday life and for decorative purposes. Each stamp includes a stylised illustration of the flora, the Niuean name and the scientific name. Owing to a warm climate and high levels of rainfall, flowers and trees suited to a tropical climate grow well in Niue. 30c – Fou (Hibiscus tiliaceus) The fou is one of the most commonly found trees in Niue, with bright yellow hibiscus flowers that turn red with age. The fou has several useful elements that are utilised in Niue.
  • 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School

    srmodh
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:57 am
    Austria post issued a postage stamp celebrating 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School located in Vienna. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the classic equestrian skills has been preserved and is still practised in its original form. The headquarters is a tourist attraction in Vienna that offers public performances as well as permit public viewing of some training sessions. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna with its famous Lipizzan ballet can be experienced live in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace. Admire riding skills of the…
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  • How To Use Mailing Tubes With Stamps.com

    PaulMorris
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Gifts and merchandise come in all different shapes and sizes, and often times a USPS tube is the best option for shipping items like fishing poles, posters and prints, telescopes, and golf clubs.  The USPS provides two free packaging options for mailing tubes being shipped with Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express.  While you will […]
  • Free Package Tracking Added to Media Mail

    DivyaDixon
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    As of May 31, 2015, USPS Tracking can now be added for FREE to Media Mail packages.  Prior to the 2015 USPS Postage Rate Increase, it would cost $1.05 to add USPS Tracking if purchased at the Post Office and $0.23 if purchased online with Stamps.com. No Action Needed For Stamps.com Customers Stamps.com customers do not […]
  • Priority Mail International: New Shipping Zones For Canada

    DivyaDixon
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    On Sunday, May 31 2015, the USPS introduced zone-based pricing for Priority Mail International packages being shipped to Canada.  Previously, shipping rates for each country were based on package weight alone.  However, with the new change, distance has also become a factor in determining the shipping rate for Priority Mail International packages being routed to Canada. How […]
  • Free Guide: Understanding the 2015 USPS Postage Rate Increase

    DivyaDixon
    27 May 2015 | 5:21 pm
    The USPS is implementing the 2015 Postage Rate Increase on Sunday, May 31st.  Check out Stamps.com’s 2015 USPS Postage Rate Increase Guide to understand what the changes are and how your mailing and shipping processes may be impacted. The FREE downloadable PDF Guide includes details on the USPS rate changes for each mail class – both […]
  • Understanding the Metered Mail $0.485 First Class Letter Rate

    DivyaDixon
    22 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    In January 2014, the USPS introduced a special Metered Mail category for First Class Mail letters with postage printed using Online Postage (such as Stamps.com) or a postage meter.  This category was introduced to encourage the use of Metered Mail by small businesses.  Metered Mail costs the USPS significantly less compared to letters with regular postage stamps.  Not only […]
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