Summer Fun

Hello all, Benny here. The summer months are quickly coming to a close and I wanted to share with you a few of the photos I took during some of the journeys I was fortunate to enjoy. I hope you like them!

Did you take some interesting photos during a fun, adventurous vacation this summer too? I’d sure like to see them! Send them to me at along with a brief description of where you went and I’ll share them others right here on Your Postal Blog.

Thank you, and have a great rest of the summer!



Investing in History II

Yesterday, we went over a possible advantage of stamp collecting over other forms of investing. Today we’ll extend that coverage and go over other reasons why stamp collecting might be an interesting addition to an investment portfolio.

When a first class forever stamp is purchased, the value will not decrease. It can be used to mail a letter from one end of the county to the other for as long as the Postal Service exists.

Another benefit to stamp collection is the ability to share the miniature works of art with others. The vibrant colors and rich history of stamps can be enjoyed with children, friends and family. They can be traded with other stamp collectors, given as gifts, or kept as family heirlooms. Stamps can be framed and mounted on the wall, inserted into albums for portability, or placed on an envelope and mailed to Aunt Matilda in Maryland for her birthday.

The next time anyone is looking for an opportunity to invest in the future while looking to have a little fun in the process, suggest stamp collecting. It’s an affordable way to own a piece of history, mail an envelope, and perhaps even create a little value in the process.

Calling All Authors, Photographers and Story Tellers!

Hello all, Benny here. I love writing stories about as much as I enjoy reading them. In fact, I used to write for my brothers’ newspaper when I first got started, but I wasn’t satisfied with just my own perspective. That’s too boring! So, without James knowing about it, I wrote under the pseudo name Silence Dogood among others. I had a lot of fun with that, and to this day I’m not sure my brother ever knew it was me. Keep that just between us though, ok?

Like I said, I enjoy reading stories, and the more the better. That’s where you come in. I’m looking for stories from other perspectives that stir my soul. Stories that are fun, adventurous, and downright quirky. A photo or two to capture the essence of your literary voyage would be wonderful if you could toss that in too.

I want to hear from you, and I’m sure I’m not the only one either. This is your postal blog as much as it is mine, so send me your creative postal stories about life, work, and even that turkey running across the employee parking lot to escape the farmer down the road.

I think it’s time for a snack, so send me those stories while I get ready for lunch. Hope to hear from you soon!


  • Hello, I'm Benny the Blogger: I'm the world's most famous postal employee. My hobbies are snappy quotes, kite flying and publishing. I was born Jan. 17, 1706, but don't call me old.

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