Thursday, January 19, 2006

Guyana




















President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana became the 29th world leader to honor my request and has entered the club of those leaders who have personally signed the photo.

The letter took a while to arrive considering that it was postmarked on the 29th of December. The envelope appeared very wrinkled, perhaps the enclosed paper clip caused it to get stuck in a piece of machinery. Or maybe mail from one of the poorest countries of the world simply takes a long time to arrive. Either way I'm glad to have received the letter. As the famous saying goes "better late than never."

I also noticed that featured on the stamps is the "Egyptian goose." I find that to be very odd because usually countries use their postage stamps to express patriotism or to honor people or items unique to their country. One would not expect a country's postage to honor another country's goose...

(Did anyone else notice it cost $80 to mail the letter?)




















2 Comments:

Blogger Andy Schloss said...

that is 80 Guyana dollars of course...according to www.xe.com, that is about 42 US cents (at 190 Guyana dollars to the US Dollar)

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
Have you put a copy of the letter you actually sent out on here?
This is really interesting!

8:58 AM  

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