Unsafe" Postage Stamps on Hold in WNY

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

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November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM EDT

How can a postage stamp be unsafe? In this case, it all has to do with the pictures. Postage stamps featuring kids at play are being called 'unsafe' because the illustrations don't show the children wearing safety helmets and knee pads. The stamps are worth about $15 million. Business First says Ashton Potter printed the stamps right here in WNY. Initially, they were supposed to be destroyed because children in the pictures aren't wearing proper safety gear. But now the post office now says the "Just Move" stamps are on hold. We'll keep you posted on this one.

Vidler's, in East Aurora, is out with this statement on Thanksgiving shopping: In light of the news by Wal-Mart, Target, Macy's, JC Penney, K-Mart, Toys R Us and others, regarding being open on Thanksgiving, we are delighted to announce that -
we will be closed all day on Thursday, Nov. 28. We and our employees will be home with our families! The statement is generating a lot of support and positive comments on Vidler's Facebook page.

Business First will recognize WNY's Top Private Companies at a special event next week on Thursday, November 14. A breakfast will be held at the Buffalo Museum of Science from 7:30am to 10:00am. A panel discussion with Western New York CEOs will highlight the event that celebrates the growth and success of WNY's private companies and their CEOs. You can call 541-1631 or register online at: http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/event/81481

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