When I was a little girl I used to collect stamps. I would go to the stamp shows at the mall and buy hundreds of stamps in a bulk envelope, most of them postmarked. Then I would go through my huge stamp album and see which ones I still needed from dozens of different countries. I would carefully cut hinges to size and adhere them to the pages.
After about five years or so, I got tired of stamp collecting. I sold my huge stamp binder and all of my accessories to my dad’s girlfriend, Noreen. I regretted it almost immediately, but didn’t bother to ask her if I could buy it back. I’m guessing she gave it away at some point over the years.
One stamp survived the sale. A single holdout – my favorite stamp. It’s not quite a stamp, or at least, it’s not sticky on the back. It’s very thin and translucent.
It was not in my stamp book, and I could never identify the country or language on it. It clearly says 1949 and 3.00 although I don’t know the currency. If anyone out there can help me to identify any of the markings, such as the language or countries pictured, please let me know!
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