22 May 2016

A Collection of Butterflies

This is post for Sunday Stamps-II. The theme today is Butterflies or moths

When I see a framed collection of dead butterflies, it seems to me a bit creepy. However, that could do with postal butterflies. I wonder how the USPS decides the value of each species...





18 comments:

  1. The Postman Butterfly! That is a fact I suspect will live long in my memory now.

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  2. These look great together. And on the topic of framed butterflies, USPS sells 3 of them as framed art.

    https://www.usps.com/stamp-collecting/assets/images/842683-01-main-286x600.jpg

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    1. It's a great idea of theirs.

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  3. I guess the price depends on when they are issued. Four great stamps.

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  4. These were issued to reflect the fee for mailing a square greeting card as square material does not cooperate with the USPS machinery and must be hand cancelled. Currently a normal first class envelope would cost $0.47 to mail domestically. If square, an additional $0.21 is assessed. Thus the most recent issue you show on this post would cost $0.68. If used on any other mail, they count as $0.68 in postage. Note it does not show a denomination so it can have a variable cost if postal rates change, much like our first class Forever stamps. Thanks for the butterfly post Eva!

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    1. Thank you, Bryon, for the explanation. And at least one of these butterflies was sent by you :)

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    2. And when the non-machinable surcharge butterfly was issued it cost 71c. After the price reduction it now costs 3c less.

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  5. I really like this series, but am disappointed that the butterfly name was not included on the stamp.

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    1. I thought the same about the names.

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  6. Never heard of the postman butterfly before, but now that I looked at it, boy it looks so elegant! Love it!!

    Btw, I am not fond of dead butterflies' collections either and I never really see the actual point of it =/

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    1. Yes, I like it. But... why this name?

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  7. La primera espècie, que sempre havia vist als llibres de text, la vaig veure enguany a Florida!

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  8. I think these nice stamps - and I see them as illustrations, not dead butterflies (also I don't like pinned dead insects..).

    Postman butterfly, I didn't hear of this fellow either, but I think I am becoming a fan!

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    1. The letters delivered by the butterfly need to be very light...

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