Postage Stamps

First Class Stamp Prices Will Go to .55 Cents on January 27

Love postage stamp

On January 27, 2019 the price of a first class stamp will go from .50 cents to .55 cents. Additional ounces for first class stamps will drop from .21 cents down to .15 cents. The new price for a 2 oz. first class letter will be .70 cents instead of the current rate of.71 cents.…

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Postage Stamps Coming in 2019

Walt Whitman

Here’s a sneak peek at the US postage stamps coming out this year. Some of the subjects include frogs, county fairs, winter berries, Woodstock, coral reefs, and my favorite, Walt Whitman. I can hardly wait for this one! Granted, it’s for 3 oz mailings, so I will have to up my game for oversized envelopes…

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The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 2)

postcards with stamps

I loved this experiment and thought the cards turned out wonderfully! Between the holiday Washi tapes, the fun Christmas stamps and some decorative holiday stickers – they all worked together to make the postcards festive and personal. (In Part I of this blog series I showed how I created the cards.) I didn’t have a…

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How to Write a Letter

card, stamps, coffee

Many people like the idea of letter writing, but when the time comes to put pen to paper, they get a disconnect in their brain and can’t figure out where to begin. Naturally, there are all kinds of books on letter writing and there are all kinds of letters to write. To keep things simple,…

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Scooby Doo Mail Winners

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Winners of the Scooby Doo contest are being contacted for their mailing address. Those who entered by mailing an entry will receive their postcard or envelope in the next two weeks. Congratulations to: Deborah Sharon R Cathy Laurie S Lynda Debra N Sherry C Taylor F Chris S Bella G  

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Antarctic Postmarks

Exotic postmarks have an allure and charm about them, especially the more well-known and scarce postmarks, such as mail postmarked from the Titanic or the Hindenburg. When I heard about an opportunity to possibly receive mail postmarked from Antarctica, I prepared four envelopes and sent them off to the first two addresses listed on this…

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Scooby Doo Mail Giveaway Mail Giveaway

scoobydoo postmark on envelope

I have postcards and envelopes of the Scooby Doo First Day of Issue stamps and I thought it would be fun to have a contest and mail some of them out. The postmarks come in color and also black and white. There will be 10 winners. Will you be one of them? Contest Rules: 1.…

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Highlights from the Scooby Doo Stamp Release Ceremony

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Highlights from the Scooby Doo Stamp Release ceremony last Saturday at the Mall of America include getting a free envelope with a canceled Scooby stamp ready to mail (or save), a Scooby Doo pin, and an agenda for the stamp release ceremony. Ceremony Agenda Stamped envelope with ScoobyDoo cancellation and commemorative pin Stamps from the…

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Scooby Doo Postage Stamp Release is July 14 in Minneapolis

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Exciting times are here in Minneapolis as we look forward to the stamp release event for the new Scooby Doo postage stamp this Saturday, July 14 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. I heard about this event at the Postal Times website. There is a doo-good campaign going on in conjunction with the…

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Postage Increase on January 21, 2018

The cost to mail a 1 oz letter increases from .49 to .50 on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The postcard rate will increase from .34 to .35. There’s something soothing/correct to have the stamps at rounded numbers and not at odd/unusual numbers like it seems they have been for a long time. I have always…

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