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naturalhairlover
03-09-2005, 12:34 AM
US POST OFFICE TO DESTROY AFRICAN AMERICAN STAMPS!
Thurgood Marshall, Roy Wilkins, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston,
Patricia Roberts Harris are all on these stamps. Please forward this
and buya book of our stamps ASAP.

The P.O. will DESTROY all remaining African American Heritage stamps
at the end of the month instead of following their usual procedure of
selling them until they are depleted. Why? Because we're not buying them!
However, our postal workers are asking patrons to complain to the Post Master,
via a complaint form. Please ask for and complete the form (at the post office).Skip the love, flag, rose or teddy- bear stamps that they offer you automatically, Request African-American stamps every time. If we don't buy them, nobody will. We need to keep the little things that we do get. Please send this email to all your friends so we can keep BLACK STAMPS in circulation!

CocoButta
03-09-2005, 02:18 AM
Please check the following link.....

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/heritage.htm

Sekhmet
03-09-2005, 02:23 AM
How many years now has this fake email been circulating?

CocoButta
03-09-2005, 02:37 AM
Five years, since 2000. I've gotten this email at least six different times.

naturalhairlover
03-09-2005, 06:55 PM
Sorry for spreading panic, but I must admit I hadn't bought black stamps in YEARS!

CocoButta
03-10-2005, 02:54 PM
They're hard to find at the post office. I buy them online.

bluvember
03-16-2005, 02:45 AM
Me too. I just ran out of my book of ZNH stamps. Time to reorder. I usually get a different one each time but always the AA line.

CatSuga
03-16-2005, 03:06 AM
OH! Those stamps. :D (Thank GOD!!!! ;) )
Yes, I will go buy some Friday. I think they would make good gifts considering that I have no need for stamps because I steal them from work anyway. :doh

aymst1
03-16-2005, 03:40 AM
Yeah, I got this email a few times too. I know when I go to buy stamps at the post office the guy can't wait to pull out those red,white, and blue flag stamps. I always ask for something else and I get my choice of the black history ones.

roxygirl
03-16-2005, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by CocoButta@Mar 10 2005, 07:54 AM
They're hard to find at the post office. I buy them online.

752533

Me too. Almost outta my James Baldwin lot! :blush:

MsShel330
03-16-2005, 05:44 PM
My post office always has them. My only problem is deciding which ones I want. I have the Paul Robeson ones now, but I think I'm getting the Marian Anderson ones next.