Now, before you get too excited and start surfing the web..I found very few links referencing this. And one of them even mentions that today (NPSD) is not a national holiday...more of a day that only really means something to Philatelists. But regardless I found two links that talk about it..and that was enough for me.
Though it does make me wonder why we dont have a national Postage Stamp holiday. Seems awfully silly. I mean..before we were able to send electronic messages and texts, we had to slap a stamp to an envelope and send it on its way. Almost everyone had used one. Though I doubt if those numbers would be the same today. (**note to self...ask teachers to take an informal poll next year**)
Well, in honor of National Postage Stamp Day (the non-holiday) I shall talk to you about...peanuts. Nope, just joshin' I am going to talk about stamps. =)
Did you know that you can send secret messages by just changing the orientation of your postage stamps? Well...now you do! I first learned of this years ago when my mother instructed me to flip the stamps upside down to show love. Now that I have gotten older..I realized that my mother's original instructions might have a different meaning.
According to the Philatelic Database an upside down stamp in the top right corner means...Write no More. Which of course is NOT my meaning. Which got me wondering...are there multiple languages with stamps? And sure enough there are.
Now, if anyone is interested...this is a diagram of the language that I follow. (Not that I use it a whole lot...but occasionally on special postcards or letters I do).
Pretty neat huh? So tell me...have you known (or used) the language of stamps before?
**Another interesting article is written here**