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The New "Forever Stamp"



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meekandmild's picture

Go to the Post Office and ask

for the forever train wreck stamp. ;)

michcrow's picture

Too Funny!!

The odd thing is. For some reason I remember a program by the post office where you could generate your own images and put them on the stamps. You might actually be able to make this first class stamp.

Two shorten the road.

The program is still on.

The program is still on. Here's the USPS web page on it, and a couple of the contracted vendors.

https://www.usps.com/send/create-mail-and-postage.htm
http://www.zazzle.com/custom/stamps
http://stamps.com/Store/

There's also a similar program in Great Britain.

The part where you could create your own stamps at home, in conjunction with photo stamps.com, was terminated in 2004 (a few months after the start of the program), because of notorious figures (such as the unabomber) appearing on stamps. You can still get custom stamps printed by suppliers, though.

Photo.stamps.com's terms of service:

http://photo.stamps.com/Store/conditions/

ban certain illegal content, current political figures, and "... any material that depicts celebrities or celebrity likenesses, regional, national or international leaders or politicians, current or former world leaders, convicted criminals, newsworthy, notorious or infamous images and individuals, or any material that is vintage in appearance or depicts images from an older era" (I suspect that is to keep you from doing something that might be mistaken as a historic stamp.) So you might need to find a more recent train wreck. B-) It implies these terms are the Post Office's, so expect them everywhere.

Zazzle explicitly allows political content (though their samples are all Politically Correct, such as rescue animal adoption slogans.)

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

With this stamp I would actually start using the USPS again!

It would even make a great secondary stamp like the Red Cross or UNICEF used to offer.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

Rare photo immediately prior to impact...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Not to mention that it takes "forever"

to sign up.

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