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Chocolate-Scented Stamps Released in France

Last month France's postal service La Poste released limited edition chocolate-themed stamps to celebrate the 400th anniversary of chocolate's arrival in France in 1609. Each stamp in the ten-stamp set illustrates a different point in chocolate history. Even better, they smell like chocolate! If you're in France, buy them at the post office or online. [via girlhacker] (Chocolate-scented stamps have made a previous appearance in Switzerland in May 2001.) Related Mexico's Exporta Series Stamps, 1975 to 1993 Tropical Fruit Stamps... More

Mexico's Exporta Series Stamps, 1975 to 1993

Clockwise from top left: Beef, citrus, abalone, and strawberries. While catching up on friends' blogs, I ran across a beautiful food-related stamp from Mexico on Robyn Lee's Tumblr account.* A little digging, and I had this bit of info from Wikipedia: From 1975 to 1993, Mexico issued a series of definitive regular and airmail stamps in a uniform style depicting a great variety of products Mexico exports, such as beef, bicycles, tomatoes, and chemicals, each stamp bearing the Exporta logo. The series was added to over the years, and there are a great number of variants of papers, sizes, colors, watermarks, and plate flaws. A number of the stamps had burelage printed on their surface. Specialists have also identified... More

Tropical Fruit Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service is now selling luscious 27-cent tropical fruit stamps, available in Kiwi, Guava, Papaya, Pomagranate, and Star Fruit. Unfortunately they're self-adhesive, so there's no hope that they taste as delectable as they look. [via The Kitchn]... More

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