October 16, 2007

The Birds and the Bees



We've had a little bit of an obsession with bees and bats recently, so I was super excited when I stopped in at the post office yesterday and saw these new pollination stamps. Also, after watching "Life in the Undergrowth" (see Derek's post below) I have a whole new appreciation for bugs, so these new stamps were right up my alley.

The design is pretty genius- according to the USPS website, "Artist Steve Buchanan created an intricate graphic scheme for the stamps that emphasizes the ecological relationship between pollinators and plants and also hints at the biodiversity necessary to ensure the future viability of that relationship. To that end, the four different stamps are arranged in two alternate blocks that fit together like interlocking puzzles. In one block the pollinators form a central starburst. In the other block, the flowers are arranged in the center." Pretty cool, right? And certainly more interesting than some of the other stamp choices out there. (The lady at the post office said she preferred the Disney stamps, and that these would have been her "last choice", but I may have to disagree on that one!)

6 comments:

Conn said...

I just bought these as well... also the Settlement of Jamestown stamps.... just because they were triangular.

Anonymous said...

Arent stamps 41 cents now? Why do those say 39?

Lauren said...

You're right! The ones I bought are definitely 41 cents... maybe these were designed back when stamps still cost $0.39.c

jessamynit said...

there are also some lovely "beautiful blooms" stamps available right now... geeky but great!

Abbey said...

i love these!! great blog.

justducky said...

Comic Book stamps of the Hulk and Spider Man should only be used for comic cards.

For instance...
A Hallmark birthday card:
"You're Over the Hill, but luckily you're imature for your age!"
That deserves the Fantastic Four.