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Entry from December 06, 2020
“I’d like to buy Christmas stamps."/"What denomination?” (joke)

Christmas stamps and Hanukkah stamps are sold by the U.S. post office, and a joke has a woman buying such stamps. “What denomination?” a clerk asks her. The woman, however, believes the clerk is asking about a religious denomination (instead of a monetary denomination).

“Has it really come to that? OK, then, I’ll take 50 Protestant and 50 Catholic” (Christmas stamp version) was published in The Sun (Baltimore, MD) on December 9, 1994.

“Well, give me 50 Conservative, 2 Orthodox, and 37 Reform” (Hanukkah stamp version) was printed in the Miami (FL) Herald on December 4, 2002.


Wikipedia: Christmas stamp
A Christmas stamp is a postage stamp with a Christmas theme, intended for use on seasonal mail such as Christmas cards. Many countries of the world issue such stamps, which are regular postage stamps (in contrast to Christmas seals) and are usually valid for postage year-round (in some countries they have a discounted value and are for use exclusively on Christmas cards). They usually go on sale some time between early October and early December, and are printed in considerable quantities.
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During the 1990s, stamps for Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Eid, and Chinese New Year have become a regular part of the holiday program, although the designs tend to be used for several years, distinguishable only by a different denomination or year date.

Newspapers.com
9 December 1994, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), “In the land of pot bellies and bald spots, art climbs the walls” by Dan Rodricks, pg. 1C, col. 6:
First class chuckle
Overheard Wednesday in line at U.S. House of Representatives Post Office:

Woman: “I’d like 100 Christmas stamps, please.”

Clerk: “What denomination?”

Woman: “Has it really come to that? OK, then, I’ll take 50 Protestant and 50 Catholic.”

Google Groups: rec.humor
Chanukah Stamps
Jfer P
Nov 29, 2002, 9:37:21 PM
A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps?”

The clerk asks, “What denomination?”

The woman says, “Oy! Has it really come to this?” After a moment’s thought, she says, “Oh, alright. Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”

A freilichn Chanukah to all—and to all a good light!

Jennifer M. Paquette
Toronto

Google Groups: soc.culture.jewish.moderated
Unabashed joke
Art Werschulz
Nov 12, 2002, 9:38:15 AM
Hi all.
Heard from a friend ...

A woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. “What denomination?” asked the clerk.

“Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?” replied the woman. “Well, give me 50 Conservative, 2 Orthodox, and 37 Reform ones.”

Newspapers.com
4 December 2002, Miami (FL) Herald, “Humor,” Hanukkah Feature, pg. 25, col. 4:
A woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Hanukkah cards. “What denomination?” asked the clerk.

“Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?” replied the woman. “Well, give me 50 Conservative, 2 Orthodox, and 37 Reform.”

5 December 2002, Jewish Chronicle (Pittsburgh, PA), “Online Judaism: Enough serious stuff! Let’s have some yuks” by Erik Rosen, pg. 6:
Are you in the mood for a little Jewish humor? If you are looking for yuks from the Borscht Belt, or something a little more contemporary, head over to http://judaism.about.com/cs/humor/.

A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Hanuka cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Hanuka stamps?” The clerk says, “What denomination?”

The woman says, “Oh my G-d. Has it come to this? Give me six Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”

Google Groups: alt.humor.jewish
Puns of the Weak 12/20/02
Stan Kegel
Dec 21, 2002, 4:40:11 PM
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A blonde goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Christmas stamps?” “What denomination?” the clerk asks. “ O my God! Has it come to this?” says the blonde. “Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, and 32 Baptist.” (Les Pourciau)

Google Groups: rec.humor
A Little Jewish Humor
Warren
Apr 10, 2004, 4:24:46 PM
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A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. She says to the clerk “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps please.”

“What denomination?,” says the clerk.

The woman says “Oy vay, my g-d, has it come to this? Okay, give me 6 orthodox, 12 conservative and 32 reform!”

Google Books
Michael Winner’s Hymie Joke Book
By Michael Winner
London, UK: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Becky goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Channukah cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have fifty Channukah stamps please?” “What denomination?” says the clerk.  “Oy vey, my God, has it come to this? OK, give me six orthodox, twelve conservative and thirty-two reform.”

Twitter
Charles Richards
@Paris_ChasRich
An Aggie went to the post office to buy stamps for Christmas cards.
He said to the clerk, “May I have 50 Christmas stamps?”
“What denomination?” the postal clerk asked.
The Aggie replied, “Give me 10 Baptists, 10 Methodists, 10 Episcopal, 10 Lutheran and 10 Catholic.”
9:27 AM · Oct 9, 2019·Facebook

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Mary goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Hanukkah cards and she says to the cashier, ‘May I have 50 Hanukkah stamps?’
The cashier says, ‘What denomination?’
Miriam says, ‘Oy vey, has it come to this? OK, give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.’
2:44 PM · Dec 6, 2020·Twitter Web App

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