Commemorative Stamps

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It seems not everyone is happy to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, at least not in the world of stamp collecting. The Bat-stamps released by the U.S. Postal Service in celebration of the Dark Knight’s mark on pop culture has been met with some negative feedback from traditional stamp collectors for what they see as the prostitution of their hobby. The USPS, they contend, is degrading their passion all in the name of a quick buck. (more…)

In news that will shock nobody, New Zealand is honoring Peter Jackson‘s second trilogy set in Middle Earth – also known as New Zealand – with a commemorative set of stamps. The neat thing about them, assuming you’re not a philatelist and find them fascinating already, is these stamps give us good looks at Thorin Oakenshield, Elrond, and Radagast the Brown.

Personally, I like seeing more of Radagast the most. Whether it’s because I find him a fascinating character – and really, who doesn’t want to meet another wizard? – or because I think Sylvester McCoy is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met, I’m not sure.

See more at the website for New Zealand’s Post. Though, I’m not sure if you’ll be able to order these outside of New Zealand. But I bet someone will have ’em eBay.

Source: CBM