GI's Package Arrives With Coins Instead of Stamps

Solider pasted British coins on the package instead of stamps; his parents must pay postage.

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GI's Package Arrives With Coins Instead of Stamps - (si's PAt:KAOB"UEAC11ES IIOMK .WITHOUT STAMfS...
(si's PAt:KAOB"UEAC11ES IIOMK .WITHOUT STAMfS .DENVER—You can't tell a ccr- la'm American soldier down in the South Pnciflc that you have to have stamps to mail n package. SfSgl. Cecil F. Herman wanted to send a .Christmas present to his parents,. Mr. mid Mrs. F. S. Bergman Bergman of Durham, Kan. But it just w.iMi't possible to get stamp? where he wns. • Tht- package aruvcd nt the Denver Denver post office recently, and sure enough it wns minus stamps. Instead Instead it carried almost three times the value of the'postage in the form of British coins pasted on the top with scotch t;tpc. The r<»ns amounted to 71 cents, in American money, nnd thn p< slagi 1 wi'itld luiva cost only 2B cents. Poslul • ffiemls »,ud the sfrBL'tun'N paivnls would bo given the piickagc intact nnd would be asked to pay the necessary postage.

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  1. The Chronicle-Telegram,
  2. 11 Jan 1945, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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  • GI's Package Arrives With Coins Instead of Stamps — Solider pasted British coins on the package instead of stamps; his parents must pay postage.

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