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.