Monday, July 18, 2016

The force, you must use!

Ah, Yoda. He was one of my first Muppetesque characters and easily my favorite Star Wars character although, Chewie holds a special place in my heart too. So imagine my delight when I found out that there is a stamp dedicated to my favorite Jedi knight and several sets of Star Wars stamps floating around the known universe! As you may imagine, I felt the force inside me awaken and I became a bit of a phantom menace to live with before I got my hands on the details (terrible pun alert).

(Buy it, you will)

Just look at this glowing portrait! He looks all lit up with forcely goodness and fully ready to unleash a can of force style whoop ass on those pesky Sith lords (*cough* nerd). Although Star Wars commemoratives are most common in the United States other countries get in on the fun too! According to "the Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines produced two sets of Star Wars stamps in 1996. The first set featured six classic pieces of concept art by Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie. The second set featured silver foil stamps of the box art for the 1995 release of the Original Trilogy on VHS. They also released gold foil stamps featuring the VHS covers. It is interesting to note that St. Vincent is an island in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean. Antilles being a well known surname in the Star Wars universe." Another country to release a set of Star Wars postage stamps is Australia. The Aussie's "released a limited edition collectors pack that contained ten stamps showcasing the vehicles and vessels of the Star Wars saga through Attack of the Clones. The collection also included twenty sheets of Star Wars stationery and envelopes."

(Beautiful, it is)

According to, "The United States Postal Service, or USPS, produced stamps commemorating the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. They were released on May 25, 2007 and included 15 first-class 41¢ postage stamps featuring artwork by well-known artist Drew Struzan." The United States Postal Service even asked the public to vote on which stamp was their favorite and unsurprisingly Yoda beat out the competition with his force of fury so they released his stamp as a souvenir sheet.

(That Storm Trooper is looking for the side of a barn to miss)

The force is strong with this country, maybe it should be Yoda for president instead the hair piece, I mean Donald, eh? Stay cool stamp geeks and may the stamp force be with you!

Stamp Geek, out!

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