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“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging”*…

 

From Anna Repp, “The Endless Hobbit,” a scrollable continuous illustration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic– part of the Endless Book Project curated by Natalie Ratkovsky.

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* Gandalf, The Hobbit, Chapter 1

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As we fiddle with our rings, we might recall that it was on this date in 1922 that the U.S. Postal service issued an updated version of it’s Special Delivery stamp– one on which the bicycle that had anchored the previous version was replaced by a motorcycle (a Harley-Davidson 22 J).  The first new stamp of the Harding presidency, the revised design demonstrated a growing post-World War I interest in emerging technologies. (On a geekier philatelic note, it was the first of a series of issues promoted with advance notice by the Postal Service– and is thus considered the root of the practice of collecting First Day Covers.)

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Written by LW

July 12, 2014 at 1:01 am

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