Here’s a little something I think all the RLD readers might be interested in. When I stopped by the P.O. today to mail out packages to JP in CA and Shelita W., I also purchased some postcard stamps (domestic rate). “Did you know the rate’s going up?” my always informative person-behind-the-counter asked. “The rate will be twenty nine cents as of April 17th.”
Well, no – I actually hadn’t been aware of that. Me being me, my first thought was: will there be a new postcard stamp to replace the polar bear? Because I like the polar bear (very “Golden Compass”…) but I also like the new. I feel that postcard stamps don’t really get a fair shake, in the world of new additions to the philatelic stamp line-up.
I was assured that there will be a new postcard stamp on April 17th – and sure enough! A little research via Google the Great led me to the USPS website, where the stamps are available for pre-order. (I also found a little blurb on the designer/artist of the stamps.) If you’ll be ordering product via the USPS website, you may as well pick up a canceled sheet of the AE stamps as well – a great gift for your favorite postal geek (and you know who you are!)
In all things postal,
I remain –
PS: those tiny little letters in the photo at the very top of the page? They’re from a company called “Our Mini Things” and you definitely need to check out the “North Pole Village” section of their store right now. You’ll know why when you see the awesome…