Thursday, January 13, 2005

First Day of Football Heroes Cover

So I'm still talking about mailart that came to me on the first day of mail for 2005--that is, a week ago Monday.

I received two pieces of mail. One was this first day cover, an expensive little fancy piece of philately that Bob Brueckl has intentionally undermined the point of by mailing it to me after the first day of the stamp's issue.

This reminds me of a story I once told Roy Arenella: When I was a young boy living in Barbados, I was a big stamp collector and once bought a first day cover to gain a stamp I wanted. Then I went home and soaked the stamp off the cover.

Ah, wasted youth!

Brueckl, "Early Football Heroes" (22 Dec 2004)

un violon d'ingres

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