Video Game Stamps Through The USPS

The USPS reveals that video games will be on a stamp sometime through 2016.

According to an article in The Washington Post, USPS leaked list and photo gallery of future pop culture stamps.

In the linked document it reveals that "video games" have been approved, but are not yet in design. What the USPS might choose for the imagery of the stamps is still unclear. Whatever they do choose, you know it'll be a game everyone's familiar with. Mario would make a great postage stamp.

Other stamps that may be introduced throughout the 2014-2016 time period: Michael Jackson, Wilt Chamberlain, Dora The Explorer, celebrity chefs, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and others.

For a full list of approved stamp subjects by the USPS, check out the Scribd document. The USPS does state that the items mentioned are subject to change.

I can't wait to see what their final decision will be to represent video games. I know I'll be purchasing a book just for collecting.

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Venisia is really just a kid in adult form. She is a published author, photographer, artist, executive assistant, public relations coordinator, game writer, gamer of 35+ years, geek, nerd, singer, dancer, senior editor, freelance journalist, comic & film aficionado, podcaster, activist, and volunteer. Venisia is a huge fan of comics, anime, EVERY genre of gaming, dance, horror/martial arts films, Doctor Who, Daleks, Star Wars, Monty Python, Flash Gordon, Black Dynamite, and anything by Mel Brooks (who doesn't appreciate Spaceballs?).

Published Feb. 21st 2014
  • katbrat7
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    This is beautiful! I did an interview with Chris Melissinos (SunMicrosystem Lead, President of PastPixels, and curator for the Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and I think these would be absolutely brilliant to add to the museum history. Thanks for sharing!
  • TumsST
    Sounds like a cool idea. I like it when video games go into media/areas they don't normally go to, like this. I remember when I was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years ago, they had a special exhibit for Video Game music, which is right up my alley.
  • Fathoms_4209
    Featured Columnist
    "It's-a me, Mario!"

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