Friday, October 17, 2014

More Gaming Stamps For Collectors - Now International!

A change of pace today - we won't talk about the topics that have been blowing up the internet this week. Instead, I have done a little bit of digging and found us some stamps to collect.

Yep. Stamps. People still use mail to send things small enough to fit into a #10 envelope, and that requires a stamp to be placed upon them to pay for the service of shipping. If this is a foreign concept to you, then you are probably too young to be reading this blog.

Yesterday, An Post (which is the Ireland postal system) released 4 stamps to commemorate and honor the impact video games had on our culture. And they went with the classics that changed our views of games: PacMan, Space Invaders, Mario, and Sonic the Hedgehog. The stamps were designed by Dublin based ZINC Design Consultants. Their webpage is undergoing renovation so there's no way to see what other cool things they have created.

The stamps are only available in Ireland, of course, but for collectors you can purchase them online and they do ship overseas. And the designs are pretty classy. Simple and statement driven. They say "Yes. I am a gamer and I'm paying my water bill. What of it?"


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