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Old 04-02-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I prefer to use the flag stamps, because I figure they're about as inoffensive as possible. (Except for people who hate America, but I try not to have any contact with people like that.) For Christmas, I get the Madonna and Child stamps because they most closely reflect my own beliefs about the holiday. I use them for all recipients, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof. Everyone to whom I'm sending Christmas cards already knows what my religion is, so they shouldn't be surprised to see it reflected on the stamp. If anyone has ever gotten offended by this, they've not let on.

Related to this, I've gotten a bunch of return-address labels over the years from various interest groups to whom I've donated. Most of them are pretty benign, so I'll use them for whomever. One set was cutesy-love themed, and they don't really feel appropriate to send to platonic friends; so I use them when I send cards to my nieces.
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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I have a couple sheets of Star Trek stamps that I'm using. I wish they had a stamp with the green chick (played by Susan Oliver).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H2QvmWLT4s

Nope, you've got your Orion slave girls mixed up. That's Yvonne Craig, from the Star Trek episode Whom Gods Destroy.

Susan Oliver was the original Orion slave girl for Capt. Pike in the pilot episode,The Cage (later The Menagerie).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2ScBLv7i4g
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Just ask for the boring flag stamps. They've been around forever, and don't feature a person or scene or agenda. Can't get any more neutral than that...
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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Is it possible for someone to be offended by the choice of postage stamps you use on an envelope or package? For example, if one were to mail out a letter with an Alzheimer's stamp on it and someone in the recipients family was afflicted with it, would that unwittingly impose sorrow upon the recipient? Likewise, if one mailed a letter with a stamp of a politician or activist the recipient didn't agree with ideologically, would the recipient be offended and form a negative impression of the sender? Do you all mail letters with holiday themed postage to people you are unsure whether or not they celebrate the holiday?
If youre looking to mail letters with Trump stamps, you might have issues with recipients.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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Is it possible for someone to be offended by the choice of postage stamps you use on an envelope or package? For example, if one were to mail out a letter with an Alzheimer's stamp on it and someone in the recipients family was afflicted with it, would that unwittingly impose sorrow upon the recipient? Likewise, if one mailed a letter with a stamp of a politician or activist the recipient didn't agree with ideologically, would the recipient be offended and form a negative impression of the sender? Do you all mail letters with holiday themed postage to people you are unsure whether or not they celebrate the holiday?
I don’t yhink most people think much about them either way to be honest. I get whatever stamps the post office has when I need stamps. Right now they say “Love”, assuming that’s not offensive lol.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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I have long enjoyed postage stamps. Current ones I put on envelopes, although the historic are interesting too.

I used to send many more cards and letters and match stamps with stationary color.

Stamps with season and with holiday...of course.

And I do avoid the potentially controversial ones. I send some cards with mythical/cartoon character stamps for grandchildren/young friends birthdays that match their birthday party theme. Pooh for the "pooh party", etc.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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Do they put politicians on stamps?
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Mailing letters offends me.
The price of stamps is my biggest gripe.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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Do they put politicians on stamps?
Yes...but only if they are dead. Like Santa and Mickey.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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If you are offended by the politics of someone on a stamp, itís time to give it up and let go. Every person on a US stamp is dead.
That used to be true, but no longer is. Google it and you'll see what I mean.

https://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/14080...for-first-time

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How are personalized stamps not a thing by now? I want to put my face on all my mailings.

They are! You can order stamps with just about anything you want on them. I've done it before - many times.

https://www.usps.com/ship/custom-mail-stamps.htm
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