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USPS Airmail Shirt With Image Of Russian Plane

 
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Posted 08/15/2019   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add SPQR to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Today's Washington Post has a column about the USPS selling a commemorative US airmail t-shirt with an illustration of a Russian Tu-114 (the passenger version of the Tu-95 "Bear" bomber), apparently instead of a DC-4. The t-shirt also says "United States Post Service" rather than "Postal Service." The USPS says its private third-party vendor selected a "stock image." The USPS has removed the t-shirts from sale.



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Posted 08/15/2019   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Darn Russians are everywhere.
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Posted 08/15/2019   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The contra-rotating propellers are a kind of giveaway. The Russians used those a lot on their piston-driven planes.
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Posted 08/16/2019   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmmm. Collusion?
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The Russians used those a lot on their piston-driven planes.

Helicopters too.

This reminds me of a similar mistake a few elections ago. The Democrats created a poster to honor veterans. The poster included an image of Russian warships. Doh!

Robert
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Posted 08/16/2019   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its no wonder that they are losing money.
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Posted 08/16/2019   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unusual. I would have just seen an airplane.
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Posted 08/16/2019   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Where can I get one??
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Posted 02/10/2020   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadag to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the USSR stamp with Tu-114, 1958 (SU 2149). Also there is the imperf variant.
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If only USPS would be clever enough to sell them onesy-twosy on eBay for U$D 50 each.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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I demand a Special Council!
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