Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Star Wars Stamps

Mmm, so pretty. The post office had Yoda stamps for a while, and those were cool, but the new Star Wars collectors stamps are awesome. Not only do they have a variety of characters, but the stamp sizes are often unusual. The C3PO stamp is nearly three inches tall. What's also cool is that the print on them is a subtle gold, which you can barely see. They don't look like stamps and that is cool too. I'm not a collector, I just use them for office mail.

Each envelope gets a stamp based on the receiver. My evil credit card companies get all the empire figures, while those I feel help me in my business get the rebels, especially Jedi. C3PO goes to the most annoying receiver in the batch, despite being such a big (and thus cool) stamp. Boba Fett is the hard one. He's a bad guy technically, but he's a cool bad guy. I'm not about to waste him on the phone company. Maybe Games Workshop?


  1. "Maybe Games Workshop?"

    Sounds about right.

    I bought two sheets of those back before I moved. When I find them I plan on framing one of them. I was a stamp collector when I was a kid, and if they'd released stamps like this back then I'd probably still be a stamp collector.

  2. You'd better use the GOOD ones when you send me soemthing - and by GOOD, I mean the heroes of the series - Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers he leads in his quest to uphold law and order in a galaxy full of rebel criminals and other bad guys.

  3. FWIW, I think the Star Wars ones came out before the Yoda ones. I have been using them for almost 6 months.

  4. You are correct. I just did the research and the Star Wars 15-stamp set came out 3/28/07 and the USPS had a contest to pick the fan favorite, which was the Yoda stamp, put out later in the Summer. I found the Yoda ones first.