Long-time One Foot Tsunami readers know that when mailing a package, stamps may well be optional. Nevertheless, when the beleaguered US Postal Service shows a sample of a stamp on their site or in their branches, they mar some part of it to prevent counterfeiting. For example, here’s an image of their $1 Wisdom stamp:
With the $1 mark crossed out, any possible attempt to rip off the post office is completely foiled, because it would require some truly dark sorcery to remove that strike-thru. What about Forever stamps1, however? There, the USPS has opted to cross off the word “Forever” for security purposes. That leads to a disturbing bit of incongruity with their “Four Flags” set2:
America: While supplies last?