Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bongo Comics value stamps.

 RRobinson left a comment on the post "Rex Zombie Killer value stamps" that I thought was worth passing along through the larger blog and mailing list: "FYI Bongo Comics did the same with Simpsons stamps - go to "

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012's US Pixar stamps available now

2012 Mail a Smile Stamp

2012 Mail a Smile Stamp

General Information

On June 1, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, the Postal Ser­vice™ will issue Mail a Smile commemorative stamps (For­ever® priced at 45 cents) in five designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 470000) and a $15.95 Premium Stamped Postal Card Booklet of 20 (Item 470066).

The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 1, 2012.

With these stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® presents the second of two issuances featuring beloved Dis­ney•Pixar characters. Following up on Send a Hello, which was issued in 2011, Mail a Smile includes five different designs that spotlight Flik and Dot from A Bug's Life (1998); Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) and Dashiell "Dash" Parr from The Incredibles (2004), with "Dash" also shown running in the background; Nemo and Squirt from Finding Nemo (2003); Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie from Toy Story 2 (1999); and Boo, Mike Wazowski, and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan from Monsters, Inc. (2001). The back of the stamp pane shows blue-pencil sketches of characters from these movies interspersed among text that exhorts readers to "mail a smile" to a loved one. Art director William J. Gicker worked with Disney•Pixar to design the stamp art.

How to Order First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, at The Postal Store® website at, or by calling 1-800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

ORLANDO, FL 32862-9998

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service™ will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by August 1, 2012.

How to Order First Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items post­marked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic Catalog, online at, or by calling 1-800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 1-800-782-6724 or writing to:

PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There are ten philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

  • 470063*, First Day Cover Set of 5, $4.45.
  • 470066, Postcards (20) 4 of each design, $15.95.
  • 470067*, First Day of Sale Set of 5, $4.45.
  • 470068*, Digital Color Postmark Set of 5, $8.00.
  • 470084, Uncut Press Sheets, $36.00.
  • 470091*, Ceremony Program (random single), $6.95.
  • 470092*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.
  • 470094*, Stamp Deck Card w/DCP (random single), $1.95.
  • 470097*, Panel, $9.95.
  • 470099, Cancellation Keepsake (Random DCP w/Pane), $10.95.

Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.

Rex Zombie Killer value stamps

I picked up a second copy of Washington, DC-area comics writer Rob Anderson's Rex Zombie Killer #1 at a convention last weekend, and on the letters page were these two faux 1970s value stamps like Marvel did in their comic books.