D&D General US Postal Service Releases D&D Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced a set of Dungeons & Dragons stamps.

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From the announcement:

Dungeons & Dragons
This stamp release marks the 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, described by its owners as the World’s Greatest Role-playing Game, that has become a cultural phenomenon. By inviting participants to imagine themselves as wizards, warriors and other adventurers in exciting and treacherous fantasy worlds, Dungeons & Dragons opened doors to whole new universes of creativity for generations of players. The pane of 20 stamps features 10 different designs that highlight characters, creatures and encounters familiar to players of the game. Greg Breeding, an art director for USPS, designed the stamps and pane with existing illustrations.

Other stamps announced as part of the 2024 release schedule include a stamp dedicated to UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, a ten-stamp set celebrating carnivals, and a set of 16 stamps featuring art from American landscape artist Ansel Adams.

The stamps will be available for sale in select post offices and online at the USPS store.
 

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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
The "Forever" means that the stamps are good forever. Instead of having a fixed value so that a single stamp would not be sufficient to send a letter in the post. A Forever stamp is good for mailing a single First Class letter in the United States. If you want to send something that's larger than the dimensions of a "letter", weighs more than the classification of a "letter", or is being sent outside the United States, you have to purchase different stamps that have a specific monetary value.

The USPS found that people didn't buy stamps in bulk because, by the time they used them, the price of postage went up so people were upset. So they introduced the Forever Stamps that work regardless of how long you've held onto them.
Oh, I'm fully aware of the Forever stamp, I've got some around here from the late aughts that are still good to send a letter.

It's just that this is the first time I noticed that they say "USA Forever" - so jingoistic and maybe unintentional
 

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Abstruse

Legend
Oh, I'm fully aware of the Forever stamp, I've got some around here from the late aughts that are still good to send a letter.

It's just that this is the first time I noticed that they say "USA Forever" - so jingoistic and maybe unintentional
Sorry, lot of international readers so I didn't want to assume. Though having worked long ago for the Post Office, I don't know if I'd say the jingoism is unintentional...
 





Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
The USPS found that people didn't buy stamps in bulk because, by the time they used them, the price of postage went up so people were upset. So they introduced the Forever Stamps that work regardless of how long you've held onto them.
Also, they had to also sell stamps of tiny amounts, down to a single penny, just to help cover the difference. It was a pain in the neck for all involved.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
I looked on the USPS website, and they sadly don't ship stamp orders to addresses outside the US. I assume you would need someone in the US to get them and the forward them to you.
That's weird. The whole point of making custom stamps is to sell them to collectors who won't ever exchange the stamps for mail-delivery services. And it's not like the USPS doesn't know how to ship stuff.
 

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Pedantic Grognard
That's weird. The whole point of making custom stamps is to sell them to collectors who won't ever exchange the stamps for mail-delivery services. And it's not like the USPS doesn't know how to ship stuff.
I'd guess it's because the USPS can give themselves free shipping, but would have to pay the non-US postal service for delivering outside the US.
 


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