Friday, August 08, 2008

Stamp-Inspired Toys and Playing Cards

With the holidays on the horizon, here's a gift suggestion from USPS: stamp-inspired toys and playing cards.

According to the USPS New Link, toymaker Schylling Associates of Rowley, MA has recreated the Graf Zeppelin stamp as an image on a collectible tin box containing a wind-up toy replica of the famous airship.

Other tins and toys in the series include depictions of the St. Paul steamship, based on a 1901 stamp, and a Special Delivery motorcycle image captured from a stamp issued in 1944.

The three collectibles are available for purchase for $19.95 each.

Also available is a deck of playing cards featuring the recent "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" commemorative for $6.95.

Each has been licensed by USPS, so the Postal Service will earn a share of the revenues from each sale.

To order yours, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM