Posts Tagged "inside the envelope"

Dear Dad,
Thanks for almost everything. (When you’re ready to part ways with your ‘69 Camaro, just let us know.)

Father’s Day is June 15th. Send Dad a card at paperlesspost.com.

The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is a singular object. Delicate and wisp-like yet striking in its color, it is the only surviving stamp of a limited run from 1856. Shrouded in more mystery than one might expect of a 26-millimeter-tall stamp, its story brings together an unlikely cast: a twelve-year-old schoolboy; an Austrian nobleman; a textile tycoon and his entrepreneurial widow; a collector who traveled the world with the stamp handcuffed to his wrist; and a convicted murderer who died in prison just four years ago. Rumor has it that a second surviving stamp surfaced in 1938, only to be burned to ash immediately upon purchase.

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Winner of the 2014 Tastiest Stationery-Themed Pie Award. Thanks to Taartwork for the delightful surprise.