CS #758 - Going postal

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Busy place...
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I sell books and photo stuff I don't need on Amazon, mostly books. I mailed this book "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee to someone in SC yesterday using media mail. On Amazon buyers choose the shipping method, media mail is usually the choice for books given it's inexpensive. I buy the shipping thru Amazon, the process is very painless on my end.

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The Old Post Office Building, Washington DC
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Built in the last decade of the 19th century to house the administration of the United States Post Office Department, this building has been something of a white elephant for most of its history, the Post Office having moved out after just 15 years. Several attempts to demolish the building were thwarted over the years. I've seen it go through several avatars during my working life -- from 1988 to 2012, my office was just across Pennsylvania Avenue. Now it houses a hotel. Although I'm partial to the Romanesque Revival style, I have to confess that this heavy pile isn't my favorite example, despite its status as a "beloved landmark" in DC. In fairness, it adds some variety to the sterile classicism of the government buildings surrounding it in the Federal Triangle, A statue of Benjamin Franklin, the first Postmaster General, stands in front.
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The Old Post Office Building, Washington DC
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Built in the last decade of the 19th century to house the administration of the United States Post Office Department, this building has been something of a white elephant for most of its history, the Post Office having moved out after just 15 years. Several attempts to demolish the building were thwarted over the years. I've seen it go through several avatars during my working life -- from 1988 to 2012, my office was just across Pennsylvania Avenue. Now it houses a hotel. Although I'm partial to the Romanesque Revival style, I have to confess that this heavy pile isn't my favorite example, despite its status as a "beloved landmark" in DC. In fairness, it adds some variety to the sterile classicism of the government buildings surrounding it in the Federal Triangle, A statue of Benjamin Franklin, the first Postmaster General, stands in front.
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That's certainly a grand old building, Bill.
 

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A typical German mailbox from the 80's...

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Original condition btw.

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Well, the cost per ounce was correct when I bought the envelopes.

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Not so much now though
 
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Well, the cost per ounce was correct when I bought the envelopes.
I have sheets of one cent stamps that (before Forever stamps became the norm) would come in handy to "top off" the postage when straddled with stamps after a rate change. If I send them to you, you could stick 22 of them on your prepaid 33 cent envelope and mail it, which could be entertaining for the recipient.
 
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