Now here we've got some useless facts.GlenStephens wrote:UUF #!2Brummie wrote:UUF#11
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
T. E. Lawrence - "Lawrence Of Arabia" designed some early stamps for the Hejaz around 1916. The gum on the stamps was strawberry and pineapple flavoured
In Lawrence's later RAF days he told Flight Lieutenant R G Sims: "In our issues we flavoured the gum on the red ones with strawberry essence, and the green ones with pineapple juice. The Arabs liked the taste so much they sucked it all away..."
Again in a letter to his brother dated 16th September, 1916 he reports "I enclose a stamp or two...They may be valuable some day, for I am not printing many, and have taken steps to prevent any dealers purchasing them in bulk. You have no idea what an enormous and profitable affair the stamp trade is."
Beech, David R. (2005) Hejaz: the first postage stamps of 1916 and T. E. Lawrence. The London Philatelist ( Journal of The Royal Philatelic Society London), 114. pp. 323-327.
Sorry to be critical, but the densities of various materials most certainly has potential usefullness... even if one isn't likely to be faced with the need to move a cubic foot of gold.