"Again, it was the short time frame between adoption/approval of a proposed rate change and the effective date of that change that made for an "Emergency". Taking almost a year to do studies and such, by the time the rate change was…"
"I think I understand why I was initially confused. The purpose of non-denominated stamps, I thought, was to enable the value to be changed without invalidating existing stamps. That's the way they work here — a '1st' stamp is…"
"Nope. They are non-denominated, but that was a trend started before the Emergency rate stamps were necessary. It was for the Holiday Season as we have been conditioned to call it here in the USA. Then, special class stamps followed…"
"Thanks, Bradford, I think I'll print that for reference. I've seen a lot of those in stamp mixtures but never looked into them. I pity the sorting office staff. We have our own E-rate stamps, which were for 20g letters to Europe and are…"
Do you remember sending me this back in the summer? I have a noticeboard above my desk and my favourites get pinned up there - a personal art gallery. Every few weeks there's some changing over, but this one of yours is still there, almost directly on my eye level. The power of the eyes holding my attention? Definitely, but there's more to it than that.
Hi Katerina. I have been thinking of you and your family because of the earthquake. I hope you are not affected. What a terrible thing that must be. John asked me if I knew how is your back and I had to admit I did not know. So how are you?
I got your last two lovely sunny postcards, thank you. they will ride on the next trolley. Your last one is on this trip documented in My photos. there is also a large collage in theshoppingtrolleygallery.blogspot.com
My probllem could not be solved by Ruud unfortunetely. I know now it is my internet provider, Virgin, it must have got an upgrade. Hopefully next upgrade it will get sorted. In the meantime I can see IUOMA in all its splendor in my phone, as long as I use mobile data.
Apart from this all is well with us, we are going into a lockdown on thursday for a month. It should have been earlier and hard and shorter but our Boris is a wimp.
Big day today for the States and the world. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!
All the best
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