Holy geekgasm, Batman! Nerds collide!

This probably won't be news to my American friends (so many of you now! Hi!), but when this ginormous collision of nerd cultures occurred last year, I didn’t even exist. Postal administrations worldwide are short of a dollar, so they’re replacing worthy topics with themes they hope will appeal to the masses beyond their base... Continue Reading →

Riding the sheep’s back… or is it a goat?

Once upon a time, the Lunar (or “Chinese”) New Year was just a thing that Asians did. Whitey went to Chinatown to watch the firecrackers and eat yum cha, but that was about it. But a funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century. Asia got richer, and China boomed. As the Chinese... Continue Reading →

Lots of love from abroad

As I wrote this rant on Australia Post's annual stamp issue that isn't really a Valentine's Day stamp issue but just happens to always feature lots of love and roses, I came across a few examples of similar issues from overseas. So I thought I'd add them here for hopeless romantics or equally hopeless philatelists.... Continue Reading →

You Can Own A Little Piece Of The Creepy Multimillionaire Who Steve Carell Got An Academy Award Nomination For Playing

Lately, Steve Carell has been creeping out moviegoers with his portrayal of John E. Du Pont in the film Foxcatcher. Academy voters even gave him a Best Actor nomination, hoping it would make him go away and stop haunting their nightmares. John E. Du Pont was an heir to the fortune of the American chemical... Continue Reading →

What’s long, sticky, and displays a large pair of balls?

Here's a late-night quickie for you. As I was researching a fabulous forthcoming entry, I stumbled across this USPS release from last month and was so knocked out by the design, I had to share it with you at once. Wilt Chamberlin is the first (!) NBA star to be featured on a US postage... Continue Reading →

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