Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In the News: New USPS Eclipse Stamp Transforms When You Touch It

Writing notes, postcards and letters are things that I (Rob) love to do, so when I hear about interesting new stamps - I have to share!

New USPS Eclipse Stamp Transforms When You Touch It

As the first total solar eclipse since 1979 in the contiguous United States approaches this summer, the USPS will release a unique, new stamp. 
The total solar eclipse stamp will be printed with thermochromic ink so that when you rub it, the image of a blacked-out sun transforms into a detailed photo of the moon that’s blocking it. Then, it reverts into the image of an eclipsed sun.   

Here’s what the stamp looks like, before and after you touch it


Of course, special stamps mean special care: Because thermochromic ink is vulnerable to UV light, the post office recommends keeping the stamps away from sunlight.
The “forever” stamp will be sold starting June 20, with an option to buy an envelope to protect it from UV light. The stamp pane, or the back of a sheet of stamps, will feature a map showing the path of the eclipse across the United States on Aug. 21. The eclipse will be visible, at least in part, in 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina.
For more on the astronomical event, visit NASA’s Total Eclipse website.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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