Wednesday, October 13, 2010

World's Largest Ball of Stamps - La Quinta

Greetings From Route LQ (Hotel chain La Quinta)

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World's Largest Ball of Stamps
Remember when people used to send letters in the mail?  Long before E-mail and the Internet, the Boys Town Stamp Collection Club began creating the world's largest ball of stamps.  Beginning in 1953, they collected 4,655,000 cancelled stamps and rolled them into a 32-inch, 600-pound ball, which is still on display today.  Why did they do it?  According to the staff's secretary, "It must have been a particularly cold winter."
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unused, from 2010

1 comment:

O'Neal said...

Great card! I love goofy stuff like that. I just saw one of the world's largest balls of twine in Kansas this summer.