Notes from the Past

Upside Down Stamp Protest

A recent letter in the Voice of the People column in the New York Herald-Tribune suggested that all of those who oppose the present Washington administration might manifest this disapproval by turning their stamps upside down on all their mail matter.  If the movement gets off to a good start it may be generally adopted as a means of showing our dissatisfaction over other matters.  For instance stamps could be put on sideways to show that we don't like our congressman, and that he can keep the railroad fare and not bother to come home.  But that might be too good a trick to waste on a congressman since I have been told that congressmen are not personally fingering their mail ever since the Dime-Chain-Letter fad petered out.

- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
September 21, 1935

Posted August 16, 1999

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