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    Does it mean anything special when your pen pal puts the postage stamp on upside down?
    He's only started doing this the past few months. At first I thought it was an error, but noticed all his correspondence now comes that way now. Am I missing something?

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    means I LOVE YOU

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    Right, my friend and I do that too! When he started he said, see, this is a custom in prison and means I love you. No, I said, this is universal, we even knew that as teenies :-)

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    wow, i didnt know that. if you put a british stamp upside down, sometimes they wont send the letter - they see it as lack of respect for the queen - i was told this by a friend who worked for the British post office. odd eh? here in south africa, i think ppl are so lazy, they put the stamp where it 'fits' and how ever their finger goes down - if it slips, hey,, it slips and so on.. haha. so i learned something about US Postage stamps today.. thanks

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    Thank you! I had no clue.

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    I had a letter returned to me (the scented one) and the envelope had the stamps cut off it?? After this I pressumed that they didn't get the stamps?? Does anyone else know if the stamps are cut off their letters?

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    Yeah, an upsidedown stamp means I love you, it can also mean 'distress' as my special pp told me. I always send my letters with the stamp upsidedown.

    As for your question, thewylie, I think it might have more to do with the prison not wanting someone to try reusing the stamp. I could be wrong about that, but that's the only reason I could think of that it would be cut off like that. I know I've never heard of them simply not getting the stamps. Too, it might have something to do with the fact that so many drugs can be slipped into prison through a stamp so they are trying to safeguard against that sort of thing. I'd be interested to hear what others think it could be.

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    You learn something every day - got first letter from my pp last week - you guessed, stamp upside down. I'd no idea what it meant, guess I'll have to tread carefully there! In any case, I'll have trouble sticking stamps on upside down here in the UK - you hand your letter over the counter at the Post office, they weigh it, tell you how much you owe and stick the stamp on themselves.

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    Info on stamps
    Right side up=business

    Upside down=lovesick, lonesome or I love you
    Sideways, head to the right=love & kisses
    Sideways, head to the left=I promise not to leave you :-)
    Diagonal, towards the right=Won't you marry me?
    Diagonal, towards the left=Yes, I will

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