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I Wear the Face

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#26855
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:** (2.05)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:ccccc*us****

 

 

 



I wear the face of a leader of men. My financial worth is small and my
appearance not impressive, yet my presence is a passport to any country
and society. I have the entree alike to the boudoir and the armed; I
penetrate to royal palaces and to the far corners of the earth. In my
youth I am bright and fresh looking; later, my face is marred and
disfigured and I am cast aside as nothing; but when I am very old I am eagerly sought, and a safe refuge is provided for me, where I am exhibited to admiring visitors. What am I?


Answer

A Postage Stamp
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Comments

zonarita*us*
Nov 11, 2005

This one was easy because we've all been stamp collectors. Well written.
IMCUL4E*us*
Nov 11, 2005

we being who now? oh, well. I liked this teaser. very good. i thought it was a coin, though....
IMCUL4E*us*
Nov 11, 2005

lol hey i looked the the name of who submitted the teaser and i thought it was kinda cute cuz i used to call my sister "cc" before i could pronounce "carissa." i still call her cc sometimes... *warm fuzziez all around* ok i'm done now....
redraptor50*us*
Nov 11, 2005

Very well written, had to read it a couple of times before I made sure that was it keep them coming
bookworm91**
Nov 11, 2005

cool didnt get it tho. but apparently everyone else thoght it was easy, so i guess im the dumb one. wow big suprise. that was a good one.
SunroseAus*
Nov 11, 2005

Very well written. I enjoyed it. Also, good job on the description of the stamp, good job.
tigerroarsatu*nz*
Nov 11, 2005

great teaser. i got it right (yay) but only after a lot of thought
rkaalandAus*
Nov 11, 2005

Hmmm maybe I missed something but I really thought it was a dollar bill. Great riddle even if I was wrong.
sweetmamaAus*
Nov 11, 2005

Thought it was a coin. Good one!!!
kimberlykayAus*
Nov 11, 2005

pssssssssst.....I never was a stamp collector. I actually thought it was a coin. Very well written. Good Work!
meme2559**
Nov 12, 2005

I liked this one!
lycanthropeAus*
Nov 13, 2005

I've collected coins, but never stamps. I thought it was well written even though I got it wrong I picked money.
achnid*us*
Nov 18, 2005

technically if you picked coin it would have been correct. stamps dont show as much in the way of leaders faces though
beaver*us
Nov 22, 2005

i didnt get it until i looked
Lady_LaniApr*
Nov 28, 2005

I agree with sweetmama, I was also fooled into thinking it was a coin. Money does make sense when you think about the riddle. still...good job.
sgtammoAus*
Dec 23, 2005

Fun one.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 17, 2006

I was thought it was a flag
WRONG AGAIN!!
Liked this one!! thanks
paul726Aus*
Apr 01, 2006

I too thought coin, as they more often contain the face of "leaders of men" than stamps, it seems.
emu77alu02us*
Aug 06, 2008

I knew it right off the bat since we just had a similar one a few weeks ago. (plus it was pretty easy). Good one though.
doeheadAus*
Aug 06, 2008

Pretty easy
katamaster*
Aug 06, 2008

Good one! I guessed a coin but I guess it really doesn't go around the world.
bradon182001*us*
Aug 06, 2008

I also thought coin, but agree that stamps would be more accurate. Good teaser. Thanks for posting.
katjojoAus*
Aug 06, 2008

I was thinking of a penny. Explaining the riddle makes it better.
auntiesisAus*
Aug 06, 2008

I thought coin at first, but then it hit me. It had to be a stamp, which should have been my first thought since I am a collector. Great teaser.
FatHeadAus*
Aug 06, 2008

Hm, I'm not good at that sort of thing. Well, good teaser anyway.
phyllisa*us*
Aug 06, 2008

Really good teaser!! I was thinking of a penny!
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 06, 2011

Well written! I'm surprised I'm the first one posting in 2011. Everyone must be sleeping in today! Have a great weekend! HUGS to my friends in CT and PA!
doeheadAus*
Aug 06, 2011

Good one if youv'e never seen it. For me, it's time to STAMP out repeats every day. Hi to GiMi.
PS
Sorry wm, I know you hate my remarks, but it is what it is!!!
Mathgeek007tca*
Aug 06, 2011

I got it! A stamp! Woo! Party dance! *Plays "Party Rock Anthem"*

EVERYDAY I'M SHUFFLING
Mathgeek007tca*
Aug 06, 2011

I got it! A stamp! Woo! Party dance! *Plays "Party Rock Anthem"*

EVERYDAY I'M SHUFFLING
auntiesisAus*
Aug 06, 2011

Still fun, still easy. Hi Gayle.
Bajanatortca*
Aug 06, 2011

Wow. People thought it was coins? I thought it was a bill... and we've all been stamp collectors? Where do you come from, buddy?
Mandy7us*
Aug 06, 2011

i dont understand stuff lik that
BadBunnee02*us*
Aug 06, 2014

Comment #01
BadBunnee02*us*
Aug 06, 2014

Comment #02
BadBunnee02*us*
Aug 06, 2014

Comment #03
Babe*
Aug 06, 2014

At first I thought penny and then read it again and the passport to any country changed my mind to a stamp. I got it after all that. Good one, but it seems like there have been several of these types a lot lately. Easy though.
HABS2933Aca*
Aug 06, 2014

I also thought currency of some type, as has been pointed out, it more often has a leader on t than stamps. In fact, some of the rarest and most valuable stamps in the world have other than a person on them.
One of the most valuable stamps in the US is the 1918 $0.24 "Inverted Jenny", its estimated value is close to $1,000,000. There are 100 known stamps in existence.
That being said, the most valuable stamp is the 1868 $0.01 Benjamin Franklin Z-grill. Only 2 exist, one is on permanent display in New York and one is in the hands of a private collector and is valued at $3,000,000.
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 06, 2014

I guessed it was a stamp, too. Well written - thanks for posting!
jaycr*us*
Aug 06, 2014

Stamp, I got it.
doodles*
Aug 06, 2014

Like others, my first thought was a coin, but then I decided it was a stamp. Well written.
catmom*us*
Aug 06, 2014

I thought money, either paper or coin, both would be quite appropriate for this teaser.



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