Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Patriotic Quill Stamp??

Patriotic Quill Stamp

I was just tooling around the Beyond the Perf website, and thought I'd browse the 2011 Stamp releases just for the fun of seeing what's coming out next. (I do that sort of thing.) I'm really excited about a couple of upcoming releases, but this super-cool Patriotic Quill stamp completely flew beneath my radar! I am delighted by any meta-writing-related stamps, and of course a quill pen tickles my fancy.

I did some mad searching on the USPS Postal store website, and indeed this stamp was released on February 14, 2011. But the minimum quantity in which you can buy it is a coil of 3000! WTF?? Check it out. The cute little blurb ends with

This lively design will add a touch of elegance and a sense of timelessness to communication of many kinds. It may even inspire a new generation of "great American writings."

Good gravy! What kind of writing is it going to inspire if you have to lay down $1320 for a coil of 3000? I mean, I am a pretty darn huge stamp consumer, but even I am not going to buy in this quantity. Why not a sheet of 20? I totally don't get it. Thoughts from the postal experts?