It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to send a letter bad enough to actually buy a stamp. But these new space stamps might finally make it worth it.
There’s no greater celebration of your country’s majesty than putting its achievements on a postage stamp. Throughout the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union both loved to put their space accomplishments on stamps. But with our New Cold War™, it’s North Korea’s turn.
Back in olden times, people used what were called “postage stamps” to send “letters” to “friends” and relatives. Back in olden times people also believed that the US space program would expand exponentially, returning humans to the moon. These stamps from 1989 survive as an artifact of that vision.
It goes without saying the gap between the fake exploration on Star Trek and the actual exploration at NASA is huge. But next year, they’ll be worth exactly the same at the post office.
Starting today, Post Denmark is releasing a brand new set of Lego-branded, stamps featuring either a male or female minifig amidst a sea of floating bricks. In other words, you might actually have a reason to buy a stamp now.
For better or worse, almost every form of correspondence in our lives has migrated onto the internet. Except for one: Thank you notes. And since you're about to have many of those notes to write, consider stepping up your game with a sweet personalized address stamp.
One of the UN's many delightful eccentricities is its internal United Nations Postal Administration, which was founded in 1951 and issues stamps than can only be used within the UN—even though, intriguingly, they're hugely popular outside of it. The UN recently issued its latest batch of designs, and they're great.
Signatures are for suckers. If you really want to leave your mark on a sheet of loose leaf, consider this goofy but super-fun idea from the fine folks at Stamp Yo Face! It's a custom stamp. Of yo face.
It may be hard to believe, but that faded bit of paper you see above is actually the most sought-after and revered stamp in the world. Or at least, it will be this June, which is when it's poised to pull in a whopping $10-20 million at auction—the most money ever spent a dirty piece of paper.
If you've ever been dragged into a craft store you'll know that—for whatever reason—scrapbooking is a booming business. And Casio has decided it wants a piece of that glitter-covered pie with the introduction of a printer called the Pomrie that can actually churn out custom rubber stamps.
Perfect for scrapbookers, teachers, or banking types who don't think 'rejected' is a strong enough term, Quirky's upcoming Pixit stamp lets you create a custom image or text by painstakingly setting a grid of pins into any design.
It can't just be the United States Postal Service that's having a hard time staying afloat. Email and social networking is available all around the world, but maybe the USPS should take a hint from the clever Belgians who've created a collection of stamps that celebrate—and actually smell and taste like—chocolate.
Slap your signature all over everything like a very demure tag artist with these wonderful customizable inspector stamps. For $23 a pop, you can add your address, your website, your twitter handle if you're desperate, or whatever your little Lisa Frank-channeling heart desires.
Attaching pieces of paper together is pretty humdrum as far as office activities go, but what if your every staple could be magically transformed into a day-brightening Smiley Face stamp? For £12.00, that's just what the Stampler, an ingenious new stapler and stamp hybrid, will do! Well, that's what it hopes to do.…
From the desk of Kyle VanHemert. Ha! I don't have any important documents to send to people or even a desk from which to send them. But these stamps. These stamps! They might just spark my professional renaissance.
The Stampy Digital Camera is just a concept, but the idea is simply too adorable to ignore. Take a photo, then an auto-configured stamp lets you "print" it wherever you'd like. The possibilities are endless:
So the English get to lick and stick ten beautiful icons of modern design, and we get Elvis? I see how it is.