The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 May 2007

Philately will get you nowhere

Yet it persists:

One hundred and sixty-seven years ago today, the UK issued the first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black".

One hundred sixty-six years and three hundred sixty-four days ago, the first philatelist stuck one in an album rather than on a letter.

Then again, any stamp you buy and don't actually use represents pure profit for the Post Office, so it's not like it's a complete waste of time.

Posted at 9:01 AM to Entirely Too Cool


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