Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage Thingy Thurs: vintage stamps


I recently received a postcard via the Postcrossing project, with three older stamps on it.  Each of these was, once upon a time, a stamp for first class postage.  When did it cost 29 cents to send a first class letter?  The late 1980's perhaps? A nice mineral stamp would do.  Well then, when was it 10 cents to send a letter?  Harder to answer!  But there is another mineral stamp, a pretty tourmaline crystal on it.
And then going waaaayy back, when was it 5 cents to post a letter?  This might even be before my time!!

If you like new or old stamps, perhaps you'd like to join me in my meme, Sunday Stamps, on my other blog, Viridian's Postcard blog. We share interesting or pretty stamps and tell what stories we have about them.  You don't have to be a stamp collector, just be interested in stamps.  Look for a posting on Saturday evening, USA eastern time.

I am joining Coloradolady for Vintage Thingy Thursdays - see what other fun things people are sharing.
Viridian



8 comments:

Janet said...

Just found you through Vintage Thingie Thursday - I am not a stamp collector, but I do wish I had a collage that my dad made years ago. He worked with members of the media who visited Iowa for the 1979 visit of Pope John Paul II, and received posted mail (with stamps of course!) from all over the world. Later he made a very colorful collage, which he framed, from all the stamps. It was so interesting to study them all!

LV said...

I am not a stamp collector, but have a few things when stamps were cheap. You have some very interesting ones.

Sherrie said...

I collected stamps as a preteen. How I wish I still had that collection today!
What fun for you!

Coloradolady said...

What unusual stamps. I like to see vintage postage stamps. It is amazing how much they have changed over the years. Happy VTT!

Anna said...

Your stamps are so interesting. My dad used to collect stamps and even got me interested in it for a short time when I was young. I wonder if he still had his collection when he died; I'll have to ask my stepmother.

Donnie said...

Hubby is a retired Letter Carrier but never seemed to interested in collecting stamps.

Amisha said...

I have taken a really liking to stamps. I am using them in my artwork so I will be back.

Elaine said...

I have some old stamps that I have saved. I remember the three cent stamps in the late 50's

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