[bookshare-discuss] Re: OT Star Wars

worse than that, and this is dating me, but I can remember when stamps were
3 cents, that's right, three.
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> This is a bit off topic, but I thought as the Star Wars books come up
> from time to time I'd mention it.
>
> The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled its set of 15, 41-cent 'Star
> Wars' stamps to honor the 30th anniversary of the first movie.
>
> I'm not sure which surprises me more, the 41 cents, or the fact that
> they are doing it, along with a promotional contest of some sort, posters,
etc.
> Even though I've been a long time fan, well I guess you could say a
> 30 year fan, of Star Wars, I think this is a bit over the edge.  The
> other thing that amazes me is the promotion and contest.  If you need
> to mail a letter you get a stamp, so why do they have to advertise
> and promote a public service run by the government?  I never
> understood back when Lance Armstrong was still winning the 'Tour De
> France' why exactly the U.S. Postal Service was the teams sponsor.  I
> guess it just a good example of your tax dollars at work, and why
> they need to raise the price of a stamp to 41 cents!  Does anyone
> remember what the price of a stamp was in 1977?  I know it was in the
> teens, but I'm not sure exactly what it was.
>
> Dave
>
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