Not our Queen: an encounter

At the Marrickville post office buying a stamp to send a letter to Berlin. It’s $2.75. The woman puts the stamp down. It’s got the Queen’s face on it. ‘Can I have a different one?’ I say.

The woman smiles and says, ‘of course.’ As she tears off the alternate $2.55 and 2x10c to replace it, her friend at the next counter laughs.

She says, ‘it’s not just you. No one wants it. A man the other day paid for a whole new stamp when he realised he’d already stuck the Queen on.’

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