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September 26, 2018



Agree on all points. I only bought the John Lennon stamps from this bunch. Overall I find the choices this year ho hum.

Joe F.

I sorta wish they'd come out with a new line of postcard stamps. I realize that postcards probably aren't a very large part of USPS operations these days, but I really like them, and I don't care for the Sea Shells set at all. Heck, I wish the Birds in Winter set were postcard stamps; I've still got a bunch of the previous winter birds release.

Donovan Beeson

I agree 100%!


I haven't seen the full sheet of the Hot Wheels ones, but it will be a total missed opportunity if the track doesn't connect from stamp to stamp. I feel like a lot of these stamps with plain white backgrounds are just kind of lazy design, and that's disappointing considering the beautiful work that has been featured in the past.

Donovan Beeson

The image in the post is of the full sheet. Maybe theres a track on the back? I agree. It seems lazy.


Joe, I bet postcards are more popular today than in recent history with Postcards to Voters and more people writing to their Reps. I know of a whole lot of people who are buying rolls of postcard stamps lately...people who haven't been to the post office in years ;) I totally agree that they should expand some designs. Those shells make me sad and I'm almost done with my last roll of those older graphic birds.

Kim Locke

Those birds would be so cute as postcard stamps! I also hope other countries follow suit with First Responder stamps.

Joe F.


Hm. Perhaps I should send a heartfelt request to the Postmaster General. On a postcard. :)

Joe F.

Update: my postcard to the Postmaster General (with a neat 35¢ Glenn Curtiss Airmail stamp from a bunch I got on eBay) will go into the postbox tomorrow morning. =)

Donovan Beeson

You tell him, Joe!

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