The USPS planets and Pluto minisheet gave me inspiration to send all 10 stamps on three envelopes:
I stood in line to get them hand cancelled (to try and avoid ugly black lines all over the stamps) and the clerk asked me where the stamps were - seriously! Perhaps he had not seen any of the new stamps yet.
Update: here they are side by side, so the intended message is easier to read (click to enlarge).
There are awesome!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I had fun coming up with this idea. All thanks to a small conversation about chevrons with Eva!Delete
What a wonderful idea, made real in an excellent way!ReplyDelete
Funny that the clerk didn't see/know them :-)
I know, it was a really odd moment, where the postal customer knows more than the postal worker. Plus, I found out there is a post office open on Sundays not too far from me if I ever want a specific date for any reason. It is still close on public holidays, though, so no Sunday, December 25th postmark possible.Delete
Love this -- and the chevrons too. The clerk didn't recognize the USPS stamps? Oh lordie.ReplyDelete
I know, right? It is possible that, since they had only just been released, that he hadn't seen them yet.Delete
These are beautiful So glad they don't have ugly black lines on them.ReplyDelete
Well, this is before mailing. However, these ones did arrive without the ugly black marks.Delete