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Stamps And Humor: A Comprehensive Survey In Nineteen Volumes

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Posted 09/23/2015   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add KGB to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well... I think we could at least fill three or four pages.

Has anyone any examples?

Comments most welcome!
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Posted 09/23/2015   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1840to1940 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What amazes me is how little humor there is related to stamp collecting itself. That is, there are lots of jokes about mailing letters or the post office, but precious few specific to philately. And many of those are about collecting in general--you could substitute rock or button collecting and they would work.

So I'll start out with three:

"A boy of 12 was a dedicated stamp collector; until the lad next door also bought an album. 'He buys every stamp I do,' the boy complained to his father, 'and he's taken all the fun of it away.' 'Don't be a fool, my boy,' said his wise dad. 'Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of philately."
--From the Edinburgh Evening News as quoted on Don Schilling's blog, The Stamp Collector's Roundup

And in honor of the great, late Yogi Berra:

Interviewer - "Why, you're a fatalist !"
Yogi Berra - "You mean I save postage stamps? Not me."

The last one is a few lines of dialogue from a film. I like it because you have to know something about stamps to appreciate the humor. That there is a group of US stamps called the "two cent reds." And that there were stamps specifically for airmailing letters and these cost more than regular postage. And that the $27K probably refers to the Inverted Jenny.

"Look but don't touch! I paid $27,000 for that stamp."
"You paid too much. That's a red stamp. Everybody knows that red stamps only cost 2. The most I ever paid for a stamp was 8, and that was for one of those airplane ones."
--Early to Bed, a 1936 Hollywood comedy



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Posted 09/23/2015   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hahha, I wish there were a "groan" emoticon!
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Posted 09/23/2015   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blackhorseson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great Yogi quote. The last one sounds like something Lou Costello would say in one of his films.
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Posted 09/23/2015   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/24/2015   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WT. I read Pickles ever day -- love Earl and Opal. Your strip is from before I discovered them -- thanks for sharing.

This week, Opal has a brush with royalty...

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Posted 09/24/2015   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampalotapus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recall a book when I was young that contained Stamp Humor - Here's one page that I recreated from memory...



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Posted 09/28/2015   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From today's strips....

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Posted 09/28/2015   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are all great!
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Posted 09/30/2015   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow... two in the same week...

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Posted 10/01/2015   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jim6092252 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When an album collection comes in the mail and my wife says " dont you have enough of those"
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Posted 10/01/2015   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jim, does your bride carry a rolling pin?
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Posted 10/13/2015   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Making up ones own fun stories with stamps is a lovely idea!

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Great one, Rod !
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