In personal experience, many programs notionally or popularly perceived to be aimed or benefiting primarily minorities end up making me (white dude) better off as well, e.g. Section 8 housing assistance. I'm trying to identify data and research sources that either support or diminish this claim. [more inside]
I have a few hundred dollars worth of 2 cent USPS stamps, how can I convert them into money? The are about 5 years old, in the original packages, shrink-wrapped as new.
The Muji stores in Palo Alto and San Jose (possibly others) have a stamp station where you can stamp their stationary, bags, etc. One of the self-inking stamps is an elephant. I want that stamp because it's awesome. But it is not for sale by Muji, and I was unable to locate their source (their employees didn't know either). Does anyone know if I can purchase these stamps, and if so, where?
I am interested in making a small stamp with a letter Q to use to monogram clothing items. I don't like any of the ones I've seen with an alphabet set. Do you have a typeface with a nice letter Q, either capital or miniscule? I want it to be recognizable/readable and I tend to prefer more modern fonts but I'm open to everything.
Have you received SNAP benefits or do you know a lot about them? I have some questions. [more inside]
I didn't feel like waiting in line at the post office and I bought stamps at a sketchy corner grocery. [more inside]
Sometimes, one of the first pages of a library book will bear an identifying stamp made of perforations punched through by a special tool. This practice seems to have disappeared, and Googling for it has only frustrated me. What is the tool called and where can I find one? [more inside]
I have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. I have a PDF of proofreading markup stamps that my client sent me to use. Can anyone tell me how to load the stamps into Acrobat Pro so I can use them to proofread a file? [more inside]
Somewhat inspired by this thread, I want to order a bunch of funny stamps for friends. Questions. What is a good company to use, what is a "standard size" stamp, anything I should know about fonts, etc.? Also, should I buy an ink pad for everyone, as well, or is just getting the stamps enough?
Can I put a penny stamp on my already-printed metered letters? [more inside]
US passport / stamp filter: What is the policy for stamping US passports upon arrival back in the US? I've had inconsistent experiences with this. [more inside]
Antiques/stamp appraisers in NYC or vicinity? [more inside]
Where can I find Winnie-the Pooh rubber stamps (Milne not Disney) [more inside]
About 20 years ago, I amassed a small stamp collection. Probably a few hundred stamps, maybe half unused, half canceled. I totally lost track of them until my mom recently mailed them to me. I don't really want to keep them. There appears to be some evidence of mold damage. What should I do with them? [more inside]
I have a large stamp collection that has postage stamps from around 1920 or so through the present (mostly 1920s through 1950s), mostly U.S. but some foreign as well. Most stamps came off mail and are in an album. Some have postmarks, some don't. I live in Boston and would like to take the collection in person to a dealer who won't rip me off, but I'm open to other alternatives too.
I am a lazy butt and hate going out of my way to mail things. USPS ClickNShip works perfectly for my needs, but now that I'm doing BookMooch I want to use a cheaper postage method, like media mail. What can I do? [more inside]
How do post office workers handle the insane amount of special stamps? [more inside]
What crafty things can I do with old foreign stamps? [more inside]
About ten years ago I picked up an amazing collection of 114 (mint condition, plastic-sleeved) vintage first day issue stamps/envelopes at a thrift store. Been simplifying my belongings and I'm thinking it's time to sell them. Hey you stamp collectors... what are your recommendations? [more inside]
I was going trough my late grandfather's belongings and found a box choke-full of stamps. Are they valuable? What should I do with them? [more inside]
Can you reuse postage stamps if the Post Office doesn't stamp them? [more inside]
Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them? [more inside]
My wife wants to send stamps to a friend in the Philippines so the friend can write back easily. What type of stamps should she buy?
Are there any copyright infringement issues to using a Rubber Stamp Image that I purchased on my website? [more inside]
I have U.S. postage stamps labeled as "First Class" (no monetary value), which are dated 2006. Will one stamp still get a letter to its destination?
Are all US postage stamps now self-adhesive? [more inside]
I'm looking for an authoritative price guide for postage stamps, primarily US stamps from prior to 1960, similar to the Overstreet guides printed for comic books. There are a number of such stamps I would like to look up. Online would be great, physical guides that need to be purchased would be fine too. Thanks in advance.
Where can I buy vintage, valid US postage stamps for face value or near face value? [more inside]
[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
Where can I buy first class postage online? I need to be able to choose a custom rate (say, $1.57). [more inside]
Stamps as part of memorial thank you... [more inside]
How is the authenticity of a postage stamp verified in the normal mail delivery process? [more inside]
Ok, burning my question for the week with something really stupid yet I don't have the time to sit on the phone on hold or make the trip, so here goes: in the US, will the post office buy back your stamps at face value (and with no questions asked)?
Are stamps a legal form of currency? [more inside]
Food Stamp Filter: I'm a new graduate student in a 5 year program and my fellowship, while nice, precludes me from taking out any student loans. my mom suggested I look into food stamps, but I can't figure out if I qualify. Help! [more inside]
Does anyone know of an online source for ordering custom self-inking stamps with custom ink colors (Pantone match)?
I mail stuff all the time, usually books, and have to go to our terrible post office (long waits, willfully obstructionist employees, etc.) to mail a book via media mail. Yet I can't just weigh it at home and put stamps on it because the Unabomber had to ruin things for everyone, so there is no anonymous mailing of anything over a lb. or so. Furthermore, the postal kiosk, available 24 hours, won't even print out the $4.05 postage for flat fee priority mailing, let alone media mail postage. Does anyone know if Zazzle stamps meet the postal requirements for non-anonymous mailing? If so, that would be great.
Reusing postage stamps - How much trouble could you get it? [more inside]
ok, this has been bothering me ever since I first started using THOMAS and saw these on the day's record: exactly what would an autism awareness stamp or a school safety awareness stamp look like?