Saturday, 8 December 2018

USA: Star Wars Stamp Cards

Last Tuesday I got five postcards: three from the USA and two from Japan.

Two of the cards from the USA are about Star Wars. Star Wars is an American movie franchise created by George Lucas. The first movie was released in 1977 and the next years two more movies were released, which form the original triology. A prequel trilogy was released between 1999 and 2005. Apart from these movies many books, television shows, computer and video games, comic books and currently three spin-off movies were released. Together they all form a big fictional universe. After Disney bought the rights of the movies in 2012, this fictional universe was reduced to include only the movies and some other canonic releases, but they also started a new triology that will be concluded in 2019. Today Star Wars is considered to be a Worldwide pop culture phenomenon and one of the most influential movies in the history. It is also the second-highest-grossing film series of all time.

The first card shows the US stamps that were issued in 2007 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. The USA were the first country to issue official Star Wars stamps. Until today more stamps were issued in Portugal (2017), Spain (2017 and 2018) and the United Kingdom (2015 and 2017).

Statue of Kamehameha I in Honolulu (issued 18-10-1937)
Honoring First Responders (issued 13-09-2018)
Wolf Trap Farm Park (issued 01-09-1982)
John Lennon (from set of four) (issued 07-09-2018)

The second card shows Yoda.

With an awesome matching stamp:
Alzheimer's Research (issued 30-11-2017)
Disney Villains (from set of ten) (issued 15-07-2017)
Star Wars (from set of fifteen) (issued 25-05-2007)

Thank You very much Meredith!

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