Atom Bomb Stamp Digest
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 95 12:19:08 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Atom Bomb Stamp Digest
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Bostic)
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A Postal Commission's stamp design, of a atmoic bomb mushroom cloud,
has been cancelled by President Clinton. No one is acknowledging
this continuing streak of violence by postal workers, either.
From: TMCX74A@prodigy.com (MR GEORGE E DOSCHER)
The US Postal Service, bowing to pressure from many sides, including
the Japanese and the White House, have dropped plans for a new stamp
commemorating the dropping of the A-Bomb on Japan to end WWII.
The Postal Service has announced their next stamp: an artist's rendition
of former President George Bush vomiting on the Japanese ambassador.
( From "The Bearman & Keith" radio show on WZZO in Allentown, PA)
From: email@example.com (Steve Barr)
The post office will instead be producing two other stamps:
"Rape of Nanking shows Japanese superiority"
"Comfort women ease soldiers' burden."
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Robillard)
The US Postal Service has recently decided not to issue a stamp
commemorating the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan during World War
II. The Post Office was surprised by the outcry over this stamp, but
has learned from its mistake. The following is a list of other planned
stamps that are being abandoned.
A stamp commemorating the assassination of President Lincoln. It
depicted John Wilkes Booth's dramatic leap to the stage of Ford's
theatre, and carried the caption "Sic Temper Tyrannis." Lincoln
could be seen slumping in his box.
A series of stamps with famous serial killers. This project was in
jeopardy anyway, because Post Office policy is not to put living
Americans on stamps, and what would a serial killer series be without
A stamp in honor of the extinction of the Mohicans, picturing a
Mohawk, 'cause they have cooler haircuts.
The Personal Hygiene series, which would have depicted the evolution
of important-but-often-under-appreciated inventions such as deodorant
and hair spray.
A Stamp commemorating the decision by the framers of the US
Constitution to count black slaves as 3/5's of a human being.
A stamp showing Three Mile Island, with the caption "Meltdown Free
A Series called Bad Moments in American Military History, to include
"Valley Forge," "Picket's Charge," "Pearl Harbor," "The Bataan Death
March," and "The Tet Offensive."
The "Commonly Seen Roadkill" limited series was to have warned
motorists of animals that may haplessly jump out in front of them.
A stamp called the "Poor little rich county," originally targeted as
a fundraiser for Orange County, CA.
Other geographically educational stamps on the drawing board included:
"Cleveland - The Mistake by the Lake," "Staten Island - NYC's Garbage
Dump," "Detroit - Don't go out at Night," and "The NJ Meadowlands,
Graveyard of Organized Crime."
© 1995 Peter Langston