Thursday, March 3, 2011

Japanese Postage Stamps

Shopping at airports is for the desperate. Everything is overpriced and generally tacky. Those shops are for when you forget to buy someone a present and are therefore forced to buy something with the name of the city/country you’re in.

However there are exceptions to the rule, and while at a Japanese airport I found a bag of used postage stamps; there were approximately 1000 stamps in a bag for about $5. I like postage stamps because they’re every day objects that most people don’t think too much about, but some of them are quite lovely to look at.

Half of the stamps in the bag I bought were repeats (I got a lot of 80 yen birds), but there was still a variety and here are some of the more interesting ones.

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