Q:

How many 2-cent stamps are there in a dozen?

A:

There are 12 2-cent stamps in a dozen. This is a kind of riddle. A dozen of any object is always 12, regardless of what the object is. In this case, it is not important what the value of the stamp is, a dozen of them always equals 12.

There are many variations to this riddle, such as, "Which weighs more, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?" Though an object made of lead would generally weigh more than a feather, a pound of each would be equal because they both weigh exactly 1 pound. In both of these riddles, the key is to focus on the unit (a dozen, a pound) and not the extra information about the object.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How much is my stamp worth?

    A:

    To find out how much a stamp is worth, consult a set of Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogues. This resource, which is available at most local libraries, lists and values postage stamps.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are flag stamps?

    A:

    The term "flag stamp" can refer to any postage stamp that depicts the flag of a nation. In the United States, it is commonly used as an informal name for the "Forever Stamps" and for stamps issued as a part of the "Flags 24/7" series.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which charity collects used postage stamps?

    A:

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, The South Devon Players Theatre Company and the Children's Safety Education Foundation all collect used postage stamps for their charities. However, several more charities accept used stamps.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do you call someone who collects stamps?

    A:

    A person who collects stamps is known as a philatelist. Stamp collecting is good hobby for people who want to learn about culture, geography and history. Being a philatelist is an inexpensive hobby.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore