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May 24, 2018

Post Office Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps

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Been waiting for these forever.*

What the heck took so long?

No matter, better late than never.

From USA Today :

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The U.S. Postal Service said Monday that it will issue its first-ever scratch-and-sniff stamps, aimed to evoke the sweet scent of summer.

The 10 different stamp designs each feature a watercolor illustration of two different ice pops on a stick.

There will be one scent for all of the stamps and the secret smell will be unveiled when the Postal Service issues the stamps on June 20.

While the scent hasn't been revealed yet, the press release mentions several different flavors: "In recent years, frozen treats containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges, and strawberries have become more common. In addition, flavors such as chocolate, root beer and cola are also popular."

The stamps feature the work of artist Margaret Berg of Santa Monica and were designed  by U.S. Postal Service art director Antonio Alcalá and designer Leslie Badani.

The day-of-issue dedication ceremony will be held at Austin's Thinkery Children's Museum on June 20 at 6 p.m. CT.

The frozen treat forever stamps will be issued as a booklet of 20 stamps.

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Am I a bad person because the first thing I thought of when I saw this story was the potential for extraordinarily wonderful hacks?

*See what I did there?

May 24, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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