Friday, March 09, 2007

U.S. to issue "Star Wars" stamp? says they've gotten word that the USPS will be announcing official U.S. postage paying tribute to the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars" later this month.

According to the announcement posted on their Web site, the following information comes from an "anonymous" insider.

March 16: R2-D2 will make news in many major cities across the U.S.

March 28: Star War stamp designs will be unveiled in Los Angeles.

May 25: Stamps will go on sale after the first day of issue ceremony.

One further note, the site says, "Fans will play a role in the production of one of the stamp designs."

Shown above is one of several Australian "Star Wars" souvenir sheets which was released at the Star Wars Convention in Indianapolis in 2002.

According to, the sheet sold out in quickly, "...leaving 100s of Thousands of Australian Stamp collectors and an estimated 2 Million Star Wars fans without these stamps for their collections."

May the force be with you.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM