Once one of the most respected hobbies, stamp collected has died down over the years, as few people use regular mail in this day and age. And as most stamp collectors faded into obscurity, so did the once noble tradition. Or so we thought. As it turns out, there is still quite a large number of stamp collectors around the world, and they are all excited about Moon Global Forever’s international moon stamp.
The Moon Stamp
Designed by Charlottesville, Virginia resident Greg Breeding, the new $1.20 stamp could very well be a work of art. It’s definitely better looking than a lot of art pieces I’ve seen, and it presents a wonderfully captured shot of the moon, in its full stage.
Unveiled by the United States Postal Service, the Moon Global Forever stamp also features our very own moon in exquisite detail, on a blue background with the words “Forever” and “2016 Global USA” written around it. The “forever” is stylistically crossed out.
You will be able to purchase when sending any one ounce letter in most countries around the world, pretty much in any place where First Class Mail International can reach. This is how you can buy a ten pack, or if you don’t feel like going to the post office you can just order it online.
Other planets as stamps
Meaning to celebrate our natural satellite while it is fully visible, the stamp isn’t the first in its collection. The first one featured our own home world, Earth, and it was the first in a series of many. Even though it came out three years ago, and the moon one is the second in the collection, more stamps are to be released to the public this year, all with pretty well-designed space theme.
Stamps featuring possibly all the planets in our solar system will come out this May through June, as part of the “Views of our Planets” collection, as well as a special, stand-alone stamp dubbed “Pluto – Explored!”. It is yet unsure whether all the planets will be featured on a single stamp, or if multiple stamps will come out, each for a distinct planet.
Even members of NASA showed their support for the new stamp collections, saying that it’s a wonderful feeling to get so much recognition for your work.