Howard A. Daniel III submitted these thoughts and a question on stamps on U.S. banknotes. Thanks!
When I am in Southeast Asia I like to hand out US$2 notes as a small gift because they are considered lucky to carry. I received my first pack of 100 each US$2 notes from my bank Thursday. I requested new notes but about half of those handed to me were circulated. I separated the uncirculated notes to use in Southeast Asia. In the circulated notes, which I will spend over the next few weeks here in the USA, I found several notes with overstamps. Two had a blue stars in the upper right corner; two had a blue paw in the lower right corner; and one had a green four-leaf clover in the lower right corner along with a pink leprechaun in the lower left corner and a pink THE-LUCKYPIG. COM in the upper left corner.
I searched the internet for THE-LUCKYPIG.COM but found it no longer existed, if it ever existed. I have a feeling the blue star is for a Texas university; the blue paw is for Clemson University; and the four-leaf clover is for the University of Notre Dame. Am I wrong? The strangest thing about the overstamps is that there were no Asian overstamps, which are very common on US$100 notes. Maybe an overstamp on the US$2 note makes it unlucky?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ALEKSEY NAVALNY'S RUSSIAN BANKNOTE STAMPS
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