Friday, November 09, 2012

Cranberry Stamp Gets Town Excited

Chris Burrell, a reporter for Massachusetts' Patriot Ledger, pens, "In a town teeming with acres of deep-red cranberry bogs, can an inch-wide photograph of a local bog adorning a newly-issued U.S. postage stamp rouse the townspeople to any level of excitement?"

According to Burrell, it depends on which post office you visit.

At some the stamp is selling quite nicely. At others the cranberry stamp is a "hard sell because it’s just one stamp on a sheet with 14 others: aerial photos of other agricultural, natural and urban landforms."

One of the postal clerks in town, Garrett Keenan, pointed out that nobody wants to buy a whole sheet to get the one stamp, so they have plenty on hand. He's quoted as saying, “People here can look out anybody’s backyard and see a cranberry bog."

The stamp, shown above, is part of the recently released "Earthscapes" miniature sheet and is of a unidentified cranberry bog in Carver, Massachusetts.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM