Thank You, North Carolina Postal Historian!

In my Wide World of Serials Receipts, I always find myself looking forward to the latest issue of the North Carolina Postal Historian. Not only for the excellent color reproductions of tobacco-advertising first covers (the subject of the current issue–see image below) and the occasional Confederate letterhead, but for the colorful choice of postage stamps that always adorn the mailing envelope (see above). They’re much more engaging than your typical first-class, red-ink postage metering, don’t you think?