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Hindu Gods on U.S. stamps

Discussion in 'News & Politics' started by sundarusha, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. sundarusha

    sundarusha Gold IL'ite

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    Check out the beautiful swami stamps!

    Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com


    WASHINGTON, USA, February 1, 2010: Hindu Gods have made their way into U.S. mail, with an Atlanta based company headed by an Indian American launching a series of legally valid custom-made postage stamps.

    The first of these 44 cent stamps featuring Sri Krishna, Shiva-Parvathi, Lakshmi, Lord Venkateshwara, Murugan, Vinayaka and Sai Baba were issued by usa-postage.com last month.

    The company made use of a six-year-old U.S. Postal Service (USPS) rule that permits issue of customized postages to launch the series. “These postages have not been issued by the U.S. Postal Service, but these are as good as stamps and are legally valid. We do not call them stamps. We call them postages. But these can be used as any other normal stamp,” a USPS spokesman said.
     
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  2. deepa04

    deepa04 Gold IL'ite

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    hi usha,
    it very happy to know the news.
    i want to know, what is the difference between stamp and postage.
    how it would be use.am expecting answer from you, and some more details also.
     
  3. sundarusha

    sundarusha Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Deepa,

    I looked into the postal website to check out the differences. In my opinion, stamps are issued by the postal service whereas postage denotes the fee for postal service. for eg. We can print approved postage at home with just a PC, printer and web connection for certain values. It is approved by the post office.
    The Hindu God stamps are the same value as any other 44 cents for mailing purposes.
     
  4. rojamalar

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    For lot of people Sai baba is not considered as Swami like Vinayaka, muruga etc.
     

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