Thursday, October 18, 2007

R2-D2 mailboxes being removed

Jay Bigalke in the Oct. 22 edition of Linn's Stamp News writes that the unique and unusual R2-D2 mailboxes will be removed nationwide starting Oct. 25 and shipped to US military bases overseas.

This is the same day that USPS will issue a pane of 20 Yoda 41-cent commemorative postage stamps at the American Stamp Dealers Association Postage Stamp Mega-Event in New York, NY.

According to Bigalke the mailboxes were a publicity stunt to promote interest in the 41 cent Star Wars stamps issued last May. Approximately 400 of the mailboxes went into service March 16 in major U.S. cities.
The mailboxes featured the now defunct web site address as a place for people to vote for their favorite of the 15 Star War stamp designs of which Yoda was the winner.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM