USING A CUT POTATO TO LICK STAMPS & ENVELOPES IN BULK

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Lick Envelopes With Potatoes

For readers burdened by correspondence, our November 1948 issue offered “one way to avoid the unpleasant task of licking postage stamps.” The trick: Moisten the stamps using a potato cut in half. The water in the potato activates the adhesive. Stamps today often adhere like stickers, but a spare spud can still be used to moisten a pile of envelope flaps.
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Henry Sapiecha

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