Selections from the 1967 Top Value Stamps catalog: This post from back in May has draw some fresh attention in recent weeks. I guess, in this economy, lots of folks are trying to find out if they still get something in exchange for those old stamps!
- Mel Kolstad of Ephemeraology writes: "Holy smokes! I've got a lot of Green Stamps, but I think I'd rather keep them than trade 'em in for greenpoints (with inflation, I'd probably need about a million of them for that toy switchboard anyway)!"
- Anonymous writes: "Do you know if Top Value stamps can be redeemed anywhere? I know S&H no longer accepts them - wondering if some place else does?" ... Great question. Does anyone have any answers to this one?
- Anonymous writes: "Wow, just going through some of my Mom's stuff and found these books of stamps. S&H, Family Stamps and Top Value stamps. I also found the Idea Book '75, from S&H. Surprisingly a lot of things have not changed. The biggest changes I found were in the TVs and radios. Oh and colors!"
100th anniversary of Bingham "rediscovering" Machu Picchu: Daniel Buck writes: "Atahualpa's lost ransom, catnip for countless dreamers and schemers -- among the schemers, Augusto Berns. Doubtful, though, Berns ever set foot in Machu Picchu: 'Atahualpa's Ransom & Other Treasure Fables' Daniel Buck, Peruvian Times, Lima, Peru, 26 August 2011."
Papergreat's star-studded 200th post (plus some chickens): Anonymous writes: "Oddly, I was in the kids' area at the Knoxville Zoo today and saw a chicken I described as a 'Beatles' chicken. I Googled that, and your site came up.1 Turns out (I broke down and asked) that they are Polish roosters. Google and you will see. Side note: I went to that World of Illusions in Gatlinburg to see R2D2 in like 1983. It hasn't changed since then."
1. I always enjoy checking out what Google search terms lead people to Papergreat. Today, for example, the following search terms have brought people to the blog: "wampole philadelphia," "copper plate engraving mermaid," "1960's cocktail lounge" (which could be any of three different posts), "1960s beauty parlor," and, yes, "hang baby."