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Leafing through a very old sketchbook today, an envelope full of stamps fell out the back. Mostly Dutch and Danish, and also…umm…these.

I said Uncle B must have bought them for me and he got all huffy, like, “just because they have Hitler on them doesn’t make them my fault.”

Yeah, I’m pretty sure he bought them for me.

No, I don’t collect stamps.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 16, 2019, 10:09 pm

Yes, that must be me… ‘literally Hitler’!

Damned if I can remember buying them but who knows…?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 16, 2019, 10:12 pm

Is there a secret room beneath Badgerhouse we should know about?

Where Onkel B keeps a Panzerkampfwagen in the event of national emergency,
like the need to annex Czechoslovakia or occupy Poland?

Make a silk purse out of that sow’s ear Weasy – sell em on EBAY. You might get enough to buy a gallon of milk!

On second thought, you sure those weren’t in YOUR recently acquired map case Fraulein Wiesel?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 16, 2019, 11:14 pm

From swans to Carol Channing to literally Hitler.

THAT escalated quickly.

Uncle B – Of course I only know you and Weasel by your imaginary Internet Personnas but….

If I had to guess which of the two of you would be more likely to stumble across a packet of old Hitler stamps in a musty shop somewhere, think they were cool, and very reasonably priced, immediately buy them on impulse and then stick them in the back of an old sketchbook, and then completely forget their existence ….


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 17, 2019, 12:15 am

It might be an entertaining project for an some flaky philatelist: a collection featuring reviled mass-murdering dictators. I wonder if there are any good stamps showing Idi Amin Dada dining with on his enemies?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 17, 2019, 12:57 am

Didnt the old bugger make $$ off his photo being on stamps? Or, maybe it was his “official” photogropher, Hoffman, who took a cut. Old Adolph made money hand over fist. What a crook!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: January 17, 2019, 1:01 am

Anybody catch the miniseries “Dirty John”? I want to bitchslap those women. This happened in 2014 to 2016 — not the middle ages. Shows you how dangerous “forgiveness” really is…

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 17, 2019, 5:12 am

I had a pretty decent stamp collection as a lad. Lost the whole thing when we moved in my middle teens.

Boy, was THAT a long time ago.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 17, 2019, 1:27 pm

“From swans to Carol Channing to literally Hitler.
THAT escalated quickly.”

It was interesting to see old Dolph’s mini portraits aren’t completely worthless, just mostly completely worthless.

Somehow that led to Panzerfausts and their effectiveness ( done by a nice German lad viss a vunderfull accent )

And then off to sampling various versions of Mozart’s 25th symphony (big deal, whole symphony that can be played in the same time as 2 movements from Beethoven) and don’t bother with the Bruno Walther version, man was in a terrible hurry to blast through a symphony that was already brief enough to start with.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 19, 2019, 9:58 pm

The man on the “Deutsches Reich” stamps is von Hindenburg, the president of the Weimar Republic – so those are pre-Hitler and therefore OK. (Unless issued in the 19 months between Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor and Hindenburg’s death.)

I can’t see enough of the stamps in the upper left to make them out.

What are the stamps lying on? A tennis racket?

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