Friday, June 23, 2017

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN - Postage Stamps

Here are some new US Forever postage stamps:.  

An unusual aspect is their thermal-sensitive design, 
which is not mentioned anywhere on the sheet. 
If you touch the back or the front of a stamp, 
the black circle disappears to reveal the full moon.  
When it cools off, the circle becomes dark again.
The sheets have 16 stamps on them.


Paardon the flash reflex...
On the back is a projection of the path 
for optimal viewing across our USA 
on August 21, 2017.  
(Those who plan to view this phenomenon 
MUST use special filter protective viewing glasses 
to prevent eye injury.
They can be ordered online.)

My postmistress suspects that these stamps, 
the first to feature this thermal-sensitive design, 
will sometime become collectors' items. 
So run right down to your local post office 
and snatch some up!
Honi

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