Seems once a week, some tiny country such as Trinidad, Chad, Tazinia, whatever is releasing a stamp based on American pop culture. Micky Mouse, Snow White, Betty Boop, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe… etc have all been made immortal thanks to gigantic (4x larger than a standard US stamp) stamps and are being brought to you by the International Stamp Society for $11.95 or something like that. The question being, do these little countries actually care about Marilyn Monroe or are these stamps just made to be sold to the US? Are they actually valid postage accepted by the global Postal circut? Have any of these ever gone up in value past perhaps a dollar? In other words, what’s the straight dope on these ads appearing weekly in my newspaper?
“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”