Midweek Modness: Stamp Collecting

image.pngLast weekend, with a threat of Canada Post locking out its unionized workers looming, Mr. Andrew and I took a road trip to Niagara Falls, NY to mail out Etsy packages. United States Post Offices are always a delight to visit. Thanks to the friendly posties, we were able to avail ourselves to all kinds of free packaging materials. And while foraging for boxes and bubble wrap I came across this discarded box, covered in stamps from 1966 and 1967. I love the designs–it seems like it was a high point for philately back then. I saved the box from the recycling bin. I am going to figure out a way to use them some how.

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Not mid century, but I have to share this picture of these   P.O. Boxes. One of the reasons that I love American post offices is because they usually have beautifully considered architecture and details. This is probably because federal buildings have also acted as make work projects during tough financial times. The government poured money into building fine edifices to keep craftspeople employed when times were tough.

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And here’s a picture of the Falls itself.