Monday, January 23, 2012

Lunar, Chinese, New Year


I believe today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. I purchased a couple of sheets of this US postage stamp today. The new year will be a year of the dragon. I hope it's not just me, but I cannot see a dragon in this design. I see a chicken. Am I nuts?

Nuts about the design or not, I'm being frugal to a point, at least. Postage goes up on January 27, meaning next week. All the recently issued stamps, including this one are "forever" stamps so they will be good once the price goes up. I now have a small supply and may buy another sheet or two before the price hike. It's a very, very small hedge against inflation but I mail quite a lot of letters. Pennies don't mean much these day -- even nickles and dimes don't mean much -- but I'm a child of depression era parents and frugality was fed me along with the cornbread and beans way back when.

3 comments :

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Thanks for the reminder -- I will pick up some tomorrow -- barbara

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I see a dragon June, with a chicken feather flare.

June Calender said...

I think there is something wrong with my perception. However, the postage rates have gone up. Sigh!