Saturday, July 30, 2005

My latest Oz acquisition

In case you haven't seen it at your local ppost office, there's a new stamp honoring E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, the lyricist for The Wizard of Oz (the famous 1939 film version). Yes, he wrote the words to "Over the Rainbow" and all those other songs. In fact, here's what the stamp looks like:

I was at the post office the other day and wanted to buy a few, but they were out. So I went to their online store and found not only the stamps, but also a first day cover! (For those not familiar with philately, a first day cover is an envelope with the stamp and a special postmark commemorating the official issuance of a stamp, and is usually part of a ceremony at a particular post office.) It was relatively affordable, so of course I ordered it -- it came with a set of twenty of the stamps anyway -- and it arrived the other day. It looks good. So, if you want to order your own first day cover and set of stamps, just click here.

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