July 1, 2020 – National Postage Stamp Day | National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

Transcript for July 1st

Welcome to July 1st, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate uncommon tastes in hobbies and dessert.  More after the break from Anna Devere.

The United States issued its first stamp on July 1, 1847, although a letter could still be mailed without one.  It was up to the recipient to pay for delivery upon receipt and for some reason by 1855 prepaying for postage through stamps became mandatory.  Today collectors enjoy this snippet of history and the stories they tell of art and pop culture.  And if you think this “art collection” cant’ fetch a high price, consider the most expensive stamp ever sold at auction: the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, which went for a mere 9.5 million dollars! On National Postage Stamp Day you might want to start collecting one of the most valuable pieces of paper by weight. 

Ice cream is delicious, but if you’re like me you may find yourself making the same old choice.  On National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day it’s time to throw caution to the wind and try out something new. How about Curry Mint? Or Brown Butter Bacon? There are ice cream shops around the country that feature unusual flavors and companies like Ben and Jerry’s make specialty flavors that you can buy right at the grocery store. Step off the beaten path on National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day and try a new twist on your favorite dessert. After you decide between Cilantro Lime and Salty Popcorn, the choice between sugar or plain cone seems pretty easy.

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