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Offline don and emmy

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« on: February 28, 2006, 11:07:52 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7594785189

   
2 Antique Apiary Beekeeping Bee Shipping Box W/ Stamp  

just run-of-the-mill queen cages.  some people have no idea!

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 11:28:21 AM »
Interesting.....

So if the stamp was really used to ship them (I've never seen them ship just the cage),  where was the address info?
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 07:10:23 PM »
That "really old" 1 cent stamp was first issued in December, 1977.

I must be a super-antique!

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 08:03:03 PM »
Sheesh.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006, 10:27:14 PM »
If you could just stick the stamp on the queen directly, you could send her AIR MAIL  :roll:
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006, 07:57:13 AM »
The trick is training the queen to read the minature GPS unit so she can find the address.  One way to avoid her needing a GPS is to make a robot bee that does the correct "waggle dance".  That way she knows exactly how to get there.  But you have to get a very accurate robot and it has to be keyed off of a GPS or she could end up in the wrong state.  They aren't very patient waiting nt he mailbox either.  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006, 08:06:16 AM »
And, actually, you've NEVER been able to mail a letter for 1 cent, let alone a queen.  EVER.
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