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Anonymous absentee ballot mailed with $3M stamp

  1. Nov 11, 2006 #1
    At the risk of perpetuating the "Florida voters are idiots" stereotype from the '00 ballot crisis - well, here you go:

    And who mailed this ballot? Well, no one knows:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061110/us_nm/life_stamp_dc [Broken]
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2006 #2

    chroot

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    My money says it's hoax. After the recent scandal in which ballots required two first-class stamps -- while many voters mailed them with only one -- I suspect this is just a joke. Assuredly, $500,000 postage should be adequate.. My money says it's a fake stamp.

    - Warren
     
  4. Nov 11, 2006 #3
    I agree it is probably a hoax. The inverted Jenny is world famous. Even I know of it, and I've never had any interest in stamps at all.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2006 #4

    Danger

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    Echo The Edge.
    This does not, however, negate the fact that Florida voters are idiots.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2006 #5

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    Yup, the odds are enormous the stamp is a forgery, or maybe just an innocent piece of decoration. Doesn't have to be a deliberate hoax, nobody's seen the thing but some VERY amateur stamp collectors.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2006 #6

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    Anyone who had such a stamp in their possession would have it because they knew its worth, and would have never used it mistakenly to mail something, unless it was a kid who didn't know they were part of a stamp collection and just grabbed the first stamps s/he found in a desk (sort of like when my aunt used part of my mom's coin collection to buy bubble gum as a kid...I'm surprised my aunt survived her childhood between that and the other stories I've heard of the two of them).
     
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