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Yugoslav National Army illustrated postal stationery, circa 1978

These are six illustrated envelopes produced by the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) in the mid 1970s. I love this first one, portraying a cute red-capped blond temptress playfully hugging a tree while eying the soldier's gun. All but one were sent to the same woman in Zagreb - I brushed out her name to save her from any embarrassment or pain - over…
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Bette Davis Guise

What's missing? With the slightly on edge smile, it's fairly obvious. The US Postal Service photoshopped a…

Musee Olympique Philatelic Collection

LAUSANNE -- For my fellow stamp collecting fetishists, here are a few stealth shots of the Olympic Museum's Philatelic collection rooms, to give an idea of how they're displayed. The museum owns copies of every Olympic stamp ever issued --donated by former IOC boss Juan Antonio Samaranch-- and the vast majority are displayed in mint blocks of four.…
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