Things We Love: Bonsai postal stamps

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From the August 23, 2012 edition

Does anyone else still get a thrill picking out stamps at the post office? Or am I a dinosaur from a more analog time? As long as I can remember, I have chosen stamps for beauty over function. Many times have I been dismayed to find a pretty stamp in useless denomination (32 cents? WTF?). Putting one of these on a love letter — or even a bill — tells the person on the other end you care.